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Fisheries Adaptations to Climate Change

Terry Johnson
Created: 3/14/2016 - Updated: 8/08/2019


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.

Published On

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


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