Climate change and human exploitation to blame for historic decline in Atlantic Salmon

Read the full story from the University of Southampton.

Research has revealed that an abrupt change in climate conditions in the North Atlantic around 800 years ago played a role in a decline in Atlantic salmon populations returning to rivers. Subsequent human exploitation of salmon combined to reduce their populations still further.

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