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The Economics of Adapting Fisheries to Climate Change
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  02 Mar 2011
Pages: 400 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264090361 , OECD Code: 532010041P1
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Climate change is becoming more evident and, as it increases, will alter the productivity of fisheries and the distribution of fish stocks. From an economic point of view, the changes will have impacts on fisheries and coastal communities in different ways. These expected changes require adaptable and flexible fisheries and aquaculture management policies and governance frameworks. However, the forms of future climate change and the extent of its impact remain uncertain. Fisheries policy makers therefore need to develop strategies and decision-making models in order to adapt to climate change under such uncertainty while taking into account social and economic consequences. 

While most work on climate change in the fisheries sector has focused on fisheries science, this book highlights the economic and policy aspects of adapting fisheries to climate change. An outcome of the OECD Workshop on the Economics of Adapting Fisheries to Climate Change, held in June 2010, the book outlines the actions that fisheries policy makers must undertake in the face of climate change. These include: strengthening the global governance system; a broader use of rights-based management systems; ecosystem protection; industry transformation through the ending of environmental harmful subsidies and a focus on demand for sustainably caught seafood; and, in particular, using aquaculture as a key part of the response to climate change.

Table of contents:

Acronyms and Abbreviations
Chair’s Summary
by John C. Davis
-Climate Change and Fisheries Adaptation Issues and Strategies: Current State of Play
-Key Messages for Fisheries Policy Makers
-Future research and considerations
Chapter 1. Fisheries management and governance challenges in a climate change by Nicholas K. Dulvy, John D. Reynolds, Graham M. Pilling, John K. Pinnegar, Joe Scutt Phillips, Edward H. Allison and Marie-Caroline Badjeck
-Overview of global warming relevant to fisheries
-How and where does global warming potentially impact on fisheries?
-Social, economic and environmental consequences of the impact of climate change on the fisheries sector
-How can policy makers respond?
-Concluding remarks
-Annex 1.A1 Vulnerability of national economies to the impacts of climate change
-Annex 1.A2 Further details on the calculation of an index of vulnerability of national economies to the impacts of climate change on fisheries
Chapter 2.  Economic and policy issues related to the impact of climate change on fisheries by Susan Hanna
-Physical changes and biological effects in the marine environment
-Economic effects of climate change
-Governance effects of climate change
-Policy responses to climate change
-Conclusions: insights on climate change and capture fisheries
Chapter 3. From an ecosystem approach to assess climate change impacts on fisheries by Chang-Ik Zhang and Do-Hoom Kim
-IntroductionThe IFRAME model as an EAF approach: elements and structure
-Demonstration of the IFRAME approach on the Korean large purse seine fishery
-Implications for fisheries management under a changing climate
-Further research
-Annex 3.A1 Indicators and reference points used in the IFRAME approach
Chapter 4. Dealing with uncertainty – implications for fisheries adaptation by R. Ian Perry 
-Types of uncertainty
-How do human fishing systems respond to marine ecosystem variability?
-Dealing with uncertainty in marine social-ecological systems
Chapter 5. Fisheries management and governance challenges in a changing climate by Edward Miles
-Assessing the major failures of governance in fisheries management
-The new challenges facing fisheries governance, fisheries management and aquaculture in the twenty-first century
-How can we assure that, with the changes being made, governance systems will be able simultaneously to contribute to sustainable and responsible fisheries and to aquaculture?
-How can the fishery policy-making process be strengthened, keeping in mind the key elements of fisheries and the political economy perspective?
-Summary and conclusions
Chapter 6.  Is the current fisheries management toolbox sufficient to address climate change? by Daniel E. Lane
-The current fisheries management toolbox
-Climate change impacts and response of the fisheries management toolbox
-Adaptive fisheries management
Chapter 7.  The economics of climate adaptation and marine capture fisheries by R. Quentin Grafton
-Promoting sustainable fisheries management
-Fisheries effects of climate change
-Resilience and adaptation to climate change
-Risk assessment and management for adaptation decision making
-Climate adaptation and fisheries management tools
-Further research
-Concluding remarks
Chapter 8. Climate change, adaptation and the fisheries sector by Rögnvaldur Hannesson 
-Introduction: the issues
-What can we expect?
-Changes in fish stock productivity
-Changed fish migrations and shared stocks
-High seas fisheries
-Conclusions and policy implications
-Annex 8.A1 Examples of past climate changes and their consequences
Chapter 9.  Climate change and the management of high seas, straddling and migratory fish stocks by Denzil Miller
-Exposure, sensitivity, vulnerability and resiliance to climate change
-Managing high seas fisheries in a changing world
-Annex 9.A1. Tables
Chapter 10. Fisheries governance in the UK: challenges and opportunities in a changing climate by Kirsty Inglis and Sara MacLennnan
-The anticipated impact of marine climate change
-Adaptation and UK fisheries
Chapter 11.  Korea’s effective approach to adapting climate change in the fisheries sector by Il-Jeong Jeong and Sang-Go Lee
-Effects of climate change on Korean coastal fisheries
-Fisheries adaptation strategies to climate change in Korea
-Conclusion and policy implications
Chapter 12. Chinese Taipei: the impact of climate change on coastal fisheries by Hsueh-Jung Lu
-Physical change in the coastal environment
-Impact on fishery production
-Impact on fishery ecosystems
-Future change under different scenarios
-Adaptation strategies and summary
Annex 1. Opening Address by Yong-Jae Ha, Vice Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea
Annex 2. Author biographies
Annex 3. List of the workshop participants

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