Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries and Aquaculture

(07/11/18)

 

UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report

‘Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries

and Aquaculture: Synthesis of Current Knowledge,

Adaptation and Mitigation Options'

 

‘Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries and Aquaculture: Synthesis of Current Knowledge, Adaptation and Mitigation Options' is the title of a report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which projects that "... by 2050 climate change will have altered the productivity of many of the planet's marine and freshwater fisheries, affecting the livelihoods of millions of the worlds' poorest people ... These impacts are linked to changes in water temperature and pH levels, shifts in ocean circulation patterns, rising sea levels and altered rainfall and storm patterns causing species to change their distributions and productivity, corals to bleach, and aquatic diseases to become more common, among others ... A series of case-studies focuses on challenges — as well as adaptation solutions already being explored — in 13 major marine areas ranging from the Arctic to the Mediterranean ... And key chapter provides adaptation toolboxes and options to help countries cope — in ways that will also allow them to meet their adaptation commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement ..."

 

Document Title: The title of the July 10, 2018 FAO News Article is "Climate change poised to transform marine and freshwater ecosystems; The livelihoods of millions of fishery-dependent people at risk - FAO Director-General urges governments to resolve adaptation funding disputes"

Organization: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

 

Source: July 10, 2018 FAO News Article

 

The July 10, 2018 FAO News Article is posted at


http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/1144681/icode/