Diverse pathways for climate resilience in marine fishery systems

Eurich, Jacob G., Friedman, Whitney R., Kleisner, Kristin M., Zhao, Lily Z., Free, Christopher M., Fletcher, Meghan, Mason, Julia G., Tokunaga, Kanae, Aguion, Alba, Dell'Apa, Andrea, Dickey-Collas, Mark, Fujita, Rod, Golden, Christopher D., Hollowed, Anne B., Ishimura, Gakushi, Karr, Kendra A., Kasperski, Stephen, Kisara, Yuga, Lau, Jacqueline D., Mangubhai, Sangeeta, Osman, Layla, Pecl, Gretta T., Schmidt, Jörn O., Allison, Edward H., Sullivan, Patrick J., Cinner, Joshua E., Griffis, Roger B., Mcclanahan, Timothy R., Stedman, Richard C., and Mills, Katherine E. (2024) Diverse pathways for climate resilience in marine fishery systems. Fish and Fisheries, 25 (1). pp. 38-59.

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Both the ecological and social dimensions of fisheries are being affected by climate change. As a result, policymakers, managers, scientists and fishing communities are seeking guidance on how to holistically build resilience to climate change. Numerous studies have highlighted key attributes of resilience in fisheries, yet concrete examples that explicitly link these attributes to social-ecological outcomes are lacking. To better understand climate resilience, we assembled 18 case studies spanning ecological, socio-economic, governance and geographic contexts. Using a novel framework for evaluating 38 resilience attributes, the case studies were systematically assessed to understand how attributes enable or inhibit resilience to a given climate stressor. We found population abundance, learning capacity, and responsive governance were the most important attributes for conferring resilience, with ecosystem connectivity, place attachment, and accountable governance scoring the strongest across the climate-resilient fisheries. We used these responses to develop an attribute typology that describes robust sources of resilience, actionable priority attributes and attributes that are case specific or require research. We identified five fishery archetypes to guide stakeholders as they set long-term goals and prioritize actions to improve resilience. Lastly, we found evidence for two pathways to resilience: (1) building ecological assets and strengthening communities, which we observed in rural and small-scale fisheries, and (2) building economic assets and improving effective governance, which was demonstrated in urban and wealthy fisheries. Our synthesis presents a novel framework that can be directly applied to identify approaches, pathways and actionable levers for improving climate resilience in fishery systems.

Item ID: 80912
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1467-2979
Keywords: adaptive capacity, climate change, coastal communities, fisheries management, global change, social-ecological systems
Copyright Information: © 2023 The Authors. Fish and Fisheries published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2024 01:30
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 50%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410406 Natural resource management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1802 Coastal and estuarine systems and management > 180201 Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems @ 80%
19 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATURAL HAZARDS > 1903 Mitigation of climate change > 190301 Climate change mitigation strategies @ 20%
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