Climate change, energy and food
High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy Rome, 3-5 June 2008

Climate change and fisheries and aquaculture

Fishers and fish-farmers are particularly vulnerable to the direct and indirect impacts of predicted climatic changes, including changes in physical environments and ecosystems, fish stocks, infrastructure and fishing operations, and livelihoods. This expert meeting will review the impact of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture as well as well as examining options for climate change adaptation and mitigation. It will highlight the constraints and opportunities to implementing mitigation and adaptation strategies, both short- and long -term, identify priorities and formulate recommendations

This Expert Meeting will identify the key issues on climate change and fisheries, initiate a discussion on how the fishing industry can adapt to climate change, and devise appropriate strategies for informing fishers and policy makers about the likely consequences of climate change for fisheries.

DATE: 7-9 April 2008
VENUE: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy