'Ocean of Change' Ahead For Fishing, Aquaculture

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
11 December 2009, at 12:00am

GLOBAL - Fisheries and aquaculture are likely to experience multiple risks from climate change, according to a new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Marine capture fisheries already facing multiple challenges due to overfishing, habitat loss and weak management are poorly positioned to cope with new problems stemming from climate change, a new FAO study suggests.

Small island developing states and inland fisheries are in a particularly vulnerable position, and fish farming stands to be affected as well.

The study, Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture, includes contributions from experts from around the world.