Vulnerability of fisheries and aquaculture to climate change

In 2013, I was commissioned by FAO to prepare a review of vulnerability assessment methodologies applicable to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, and a synthesis of six regional assessments of vulnerability to climate change in fisheries and aquaculture.

Assessing climate change vulnerability in fisheries and aquaculture

Whether considered in relation to climate change, disasters, globalisation and economic development, and social-ecological system changes more generally, vulnerability is a complex and multi-faceted concept that has attracted the attention of scholars and development practitioners from all disciplines. Vulnerability assessments can be used for many things, but one of their ultimate purposes is to improve the targeting and effectiveness of adaptation actions. How are they applied in fisheries and aquaculture? READ MORE…

Global synthesis of fisheries and aquaculture's vulnerability to climate change

Six regional assessments of the vulnerability of fisheries and aquaculture in the Lake Chad Basin, the Mekong Delta, the Benguela Current, Pacific Islands Countries and Territories, Latin America and Caribbean Small Island Developing States were carried out at the initiative of FAO to fill knowledge gaps about the potential impacts of climate change on the sector and provide direction and initial steps in adaption planning. What did they reveal about the vulnerability of fisheries and aquaculture? READ MORE…


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