A new report commissioned by Vancity sounds the alarm on the impact of climate change on BC’s seafood supply.
It suggests we could feel the impact on our wallets.
Authors Rashid Sumaila and Vicky Lam from UBC say carbon dioxide emissions could impact key marine and coastal ecosystems — and the seafood it provides, to the point that we could see increases upwards of 70% on the price of sockeye salmon by 2050.
The report predicts climate change will cause a 21% decline in Sockeye, 10% drop in Chum, and 15% drop in Sablefish.
It says the price changes could cost British Columbians upwards of $110-million a year.