Vulnerability of aquaculture in the tropical Pacific to climate change

Pickering, Timothy D., Ponia, Ben, Hair, Cathy A., Southgate, Paul C., Poloczanska, Elvira S., Della Patrona, Luc, Teitelbaum, Antoine, Mohan, Chadag V., Phillips, Michael J., Bell, Johann D., and De Silva, Sena (2011) Vulnerability of aquaculture in the tropical Pacific to climate change. In: Bell, Johann D., Johnson, Johanna E., and Hobday, Alistair J., (eds.) Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change. Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia, pp. 647-731.

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Abstract

[Extract] In this chapter, we assess the vulnerability of aquaculture in the tropical Pacific to climate change. We begin by summarising recent and potential aquaculture production to set the scene for the sector, and then use the framework outlined in Chapter 1, based on exposure, sensitivity, potential impact and adaptive capacity, to evaluate the vulnerability of the main commodities for food security and livelihoods listed in Table 11.2. We also look at the risks posed by climate change to increased incidence of diseases. We then integrate all projected effects of climate change to assess the vulnerability of the sector as a whole. We conclude by examining the remaining uncertainty and the research needed to fill the gaps, and by identifying the management measures required to capitalise on the opportunities, and to minimise the adverse effects, expected to result from climate change.

Item ID: 21048
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-982-00-0471-9
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2012 02:16
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830199 Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 50%
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