Europe’s most valuable marine species ‘reduced to a fraction’ of their current population size by 2100

If carbon emissions continue to increase at their current rate the resilience to climate change of seafood species that are mainstays of the EU market, such as great Atlantic scallop, red mullet, and common octopus, will be weakened by the combined onslaught of overfishing, ocean warming, and mercury pollution. The population of these species will likely be reduced to a fraction of their present size by the end of the century.