A review of effect of climate change on renewable natural resources sectors and their interactions with the fisheries sector.

Abstract

This review is the main output of project logframe activity 1.1 \"Review effects of climate change on other [DFID] natural resource sectors\". It aims to frame the impacts of climate change on fisheries within the wider context of other renewable natural resource sectors, particularly agriculture and forestry, and thereby highlight any important interactions that might exist. Impacts in Africa and Asia form the focus of the review reflecting the importance of the fisheries sector to rural and coastal livelihoods and sensitivity to climate change in these continents. Predicted exposure to climate change and seas level rise is first examined along with the anticipated changes to hydrological regimes and water resources. The impact of this predicted exposure and consequent changes in water resource availability and quality on fisheries and dependent livelihoods is then examined alongside other important renewable natural resource sectors, mainly agriculture and forestry, to identify important interactions among the sectors.

Citation

CEFAS, UK, 45 pp.

A review of effect of climate change on renewable natural resources sectors and their interactions with the fisheries sector.

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