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Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture

Climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture
Nov 2016

This report aims to facilitate the use of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report (IPCC AR5) by those concerned with the fisheries and aquaculture sector and their dependent communities. The extensive information within the AR5 is condensed from the fisheries and aquaculture perspective and guiding links to the relevant IPCC documents facilitating further investigation are provided. The report moves from the chemical and physical changes already observed and forecasted within the aquatic systems (inland and marine), to the implications of these changes for fisheries and aquaculture production systems. The AR5 is then reviewed for knowledge on the effects, vulnerabilities and adaptation options within the sector and their dependent communities at the continent and regional scales. The report concludes with a review of knowledge gaps from the fisheries and aquaculture perspective that would support further IPCC efforts.

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