Chairs: Thomas Brunel, The NetherlandsJose Fernandes, UKAlan Baudron, UK
ICES has been asked by the European Commission to explore the shifts in distribution of 19 common commercial fish species. This workshop will explore the results of an analysis of ICES survey data. The cases where shifts have been found will be assessed at WKFISHDISH, which will last 4 days at ICES HQ 22-25 November. The workshop will use published studies and information to identify likely drivers for such change (new analysis will not occur). Drivers to be considered will include changes in fishing patterns, environmental variability (including climate change and ocean basin wide processes). The implications and likelihood of further change in the drivers will also be addressed.