Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Do warmer waters bring new oppor-tuna-ties

Will the change to the climate bring more than just sunshine (we wish) to our shores?

Here's a head's up from the BBC Radio 4s environment series which is looking at how climate change is affecting UK waters and how it will continue to do so for the next few decades  they aim to take a snapshot of whats currently visiting our waters and what may end up staying  and whether this has changed over previous decades.

The programme makers are keen to find out if there is any anecdotal evidence of new and different species spotted in our waters  be it fish or cetaceans  and whether or not there are new opportunities to be had by fishermen. 

For instance they've heard that anchovies are now more common around our coastline  so are fishermen already fishing for anchovy as a result?

The BBC would love to read or hear of your thoughts, comments and observations - you can let them know by adding post comments, email or how about using an app like Bambuser on your smart phone to record your ideas online?