Fisheries Adaptations to Climate Change

Terry Johnson
Created: 3/14/2016 -

Abstract

In Alaska, the fishing industry has advantages in adapting to climate-related change, but is vulnerable in ways that some other regions are not. This publication explains the effects of climate change on fisheries in Alaska and worldwide, and suggests ways in which Alaska’s fishermen and fishing-dependent communities can adapt. It also defines adaptation and related terms, and summarizes the state of knowledge on fisheries adaptations worldwide.

For more information, please visit the Adapting to Climate Change in Coastal Alaska website.

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Keywords

Sector Addressed
Fisheries
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Fishery harvest
Region
Alaska