Climate change for fisheries and aquaculture

  • 01/06/2008
  • FAO

Fisheries and aquaculture play an important but often unsung role in economies around the world, in both developed and developing countries. This document reviews: the predicted impacts of climate change on physical and ecological features of aquatic systems and their impacts on the fisheries and aquaculture sector; the role of the sector in climate change mitigation; and the opportunities and threats to people and communities dependent on the sector as determined by their vulnerability and potential for adaptation.

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