This analytical report provides an overview of pathways through which climate change impacts fisheries and food security, placing these in context with the range of risks facing global marine and freshwater fisheries. It identifies effects on production ecology, post-harvest operations, communities and livelihoods, and wider societal impacts. With respect to adaptation, the report considers autonomous and planned adaptation in fisheries, and highlights “no-regrets” approaches that build general resilience. Broad adaptation approaches identified include: reducing external stressors on natural systems; identifying and protecting valuable areas; investing in safe harbours; promoting disaster risk management; and investing in capacity building and financial risk tools.

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Organization: FAO, WB, Global Partnership for Climate, Fisheries and Aquaculture

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Adaptation, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2014

Language: English