Arctic char
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Arctic_charArctic char are widely distributed throughout the circumpolar north and are an important species culturally, socioeconomically, and scientifically. Populations of char in the Arctic are generally healthy in comparison to more southern populations. There are, however, many examples of stressed populations, especially near communities where over-fishing, sometimes combined with habitat change, has led to population collapses. The effects of climate change on Arctic char may be both positive and negative within different populations, and may impact the fish directly or indirectly through habitat and ecosystem changes.