Preliminary assessment of the effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture in the Pacific

Bell, Johann, Batty, Mike, Ganachaud, Alex, Gehrke, Peter, Hobday, Alistair, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Johnson, Johanna, Le Borgne, Robert, Lehodey, Patrick, Lough, Janice, Pickering, Tim, Pratchett, Morgan, Sheaves, Marcus, and Waycott, Michelle (2010) Preliminary assessment of the effects of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture in the Pacific. In: Gillett, Robert, (ed.) Fisheries in the Economies of the Pacific Island Countries and Territories. Pacific Studies Series . Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, pp. 451-469.

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Abstract

This brief report outlines how the climate of the Pacific is projected to change, how climate change has affected fisheries elsewhere in the world, and how it is expected to affect fisheries and aquaculture in the Pacific. The emphasis is on the implications for economies of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). It concludes with general recommendations that should help the regional and national management agencies and other stakeholders in fisheries to adapt to maintain the benefits of fisheries.

The assessments of the projected effects of climate change, and the recommended approaches for adaptation, are preliminary. They are derived from the early phases of a major regional project to assess the vulnerability of fisheries and aquaculture in the Pacific to climate change coordinated by SPC and supported by AusAID1. The project is due to be completed by mid 2010 and will deliver a much more comprehensive assessment of likely impacts, practical adaptations, and investments needed to address key gaps in knowledge.

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ISBN: 978-971-561-708-6
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 02:02
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960309 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on the South Pacific (excl. Australia and New Zealand) (excl. Social Impacts) @ 100%
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