Throughout Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) there is broad recognition that fisheries and aquaculture make vital contributions to economic development, government revenue, food security and livelihoods. It is also clear that the plans to optimise the benefits of fisheries and aquaculture for the region are likely to be affected by climate change The authors begin by summarising the recent contributions of oceanic, coastal and freshwater fisheries, and aquaculture, to the region and then explain the plans PICTs have to optimise these benefits and conclude by assessing the vulnerability of these plans to the main projected changes in production of fisheries resources and aquaculture due to climate change for 2035 and 2100 under a low (B1) and high (A2) emissions scenarios.
Implications of climate change for contributions by fisheries and aquaculture to Pacific Island economies and communities
Bell, J.D., Reid, C., Batty, M.J., Allison, E.H., Lehodey, P., Rodwell, L., Pickering, T.D., Gillett, R., Johnson, J.E., Hobday, A., Demmke, A. (2011)
p. 733-801. In: Bell, J.D. ; Johnson, J.E. ; Hobday, A.J. (eds.) Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change. Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia