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The FAO have released a publication which gives a unique overview of the implications of climate change for fisheries and aquaculture, and for the millions of people who depend on these sectors for their livelihoods, this publication maps out solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation around the globe.

According to the FAO website, "the report was prepared primarily in response to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, which recognises the need for effective and progressive responses to the urgent threat of climate change, through mitigation and adaptation measures, while taking into account the particular vulnerabilities of food production."

Compiled by over 100 contributors, the report provides the most up-to-date information on the disaggregated impacts of climate change for marine and inland fisheries and aquaculture. The analysis is downscaled to sub-ocean and sub regional areas and covers the differential dependency of countries on fish and fishery resources.

The information, conclusions and recommendations provided are based on model projections, data analyses, as well as national, regional and basin-scale expert assessments. The results indicate that climate change will lead to significant changes in the availability and trade of fish products.

Read the full FAO technical paper, HERE.

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