South-east Australia is a global warming hotspot. The warm East Australia Current is extending southward, leading to fast warming. Southward range extensions have been documented for seaweeds, phytoplankton, zooplankton, and demersal and pelagic fishes. Declining recruitment for rock lobster has been observed. Fisheries and aquaculture businesses are already adapting to these changes.
— EAC, Temperature, Phytoplankton, Zooplankton and Temperate fish chapters