Nereus Program Director (Science) William Cheung and Research Associates Vicky Lam and Colette Wabnitz recently published a working paper, entitled ‘Future scenarios and projections for fisheries on the high seas under a changing climate‘ with partner organization Changing Ocean Research Unit (CORU), Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries at University of British Columbia (UBC). The working paper was published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
Abstract: Marine biodiversity and ecosystems provide important benefits to human societies through fisheries. But the benefits are not shared equally among countries – and climate change will only exacerbate inequalities. Improving high seas fisheries governance would help redistribute benefits and reduce climate risks, especially in developing countries where many people depend on fish for their food and nutrition security, livelihoods and well-being. Developing countries are also among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Here, the authors explore different scenarios of future fisheries governance and evaluate the benefits and trade-offs of alternative policy frameworks for governing fisheries under a changing climate.
William WL Cheung, Vicky WY Lam and Colette CC Wabnitz (2019) Future scenarios and projections for fisheries on the high seas under a changing climate. Changing Oceans Research Unit / International Institute for Environment and Development – Working Paper 2019, 43pp.