Mackerel spawning habits changing as seas warm


Atlantic mackerel are adapting their spawning habits in response to warming seas, according to a new study analysing data from 1992 onwards

The research by AZTI could help inform fishery management strategies and improve future habitat projections.

The study found that for every degree of warming in the sea, the Atlantic mackerel spawns 370 km further north, while the horse mackerel breeds around 12 days earlier.

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