Climate change and capture fisheries: potential impacts, adaptation and mitigation

The paper tackles the consequences of climate change impacts on fisheries and their dependent communities. It analyses the exposure, sensitivity and vulnerability of fisheries to climate change and presents examples of adaptive mechanisms currently used in the sector. The contribution of fisheries to greenhouse gas emissions is addressed and examples of mitigation strategies are given. The role of public policy and institutions in promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation is also explored.


Citation:

Daw, T., Adger, W.N., Brown, K., Badjeck, M.C. (2009)
p. 107-150. In: Cochrane, K. ; De Young, C. ; Soto, D ; Bahri, T. (eds.) Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture: overview of current scientific knowledge. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. no. 530. Rome, FAO
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