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Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture: A Global Analysis




Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture: A Global Analysis

Bruce F. Phillips (Editor),


Pérez-Ramírez (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-15406-8 September 2017 Wiley-Blackwell 1048 Pages



The first comprehensive review of the current and future effects of climate change on the world’s fisheries and aquaculture operations

The first book of its kind, Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture explores the impacts of climate change on global fisheries resources and on marine aquaculture. It also offers expert suggestions on possible adaptations to reduce those impacts.

The world's climate is changing more rapidly than scientists had envisioned just a few years ago, and the potential impact of climate change on world food production is quite alarming. Nowhere is the sense of alarm more keenly felt than among those who study the warming of the world's oceans. Evidence of the dire effects of climate change on fisheries and fish farming has now mounted to such an extent that the need for a book such as this has become urgent. A landmark publication devoted exclusively to how climate change is affecting and is likely to affect commercially vital fisheries and aquaculture operations globally, Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture provides scientists and fishery managers with a summary of and reference point for information on the subject which has been gathered thus far.

  • Covers an array of critical topics and assesses reviews of climate change impacts on fisheries and aquaculture from many countries, including Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, Chile, US, UK, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, India and others
  • Features chapters on the effects of climate change on pelagic species, cod, lobsters, plankton, macroalgae, seagrasses and coral reefs
  • Reviews the spread of diseases, economic and social impacts, marine aquaculture and adaptation in aquaculture under climate change
  • Includes special reports on the Antarctic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Arctic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea

Extensive references throughout the book make this volume both a comprehensive text for general study and a reference/guide to further research for fisheries scientists, fisheries managers, aquaculture personnel, climate change specialists, aquatic invertebrate and vertebrate biologists, physiologists, marine biologists, economists, environmentalist biologists and planners.

Volume 1
Chapter 1 Climate Change: The Physical Picture
Chapter 2 Future Physical Changes
Chapter 3 Climate Change Implications for Fisheries and Aquaculture
Chapter 4 Biodiversity and Climate Change in the Oceans
Chapter 5 Impacts of Climate Change on New Zealand Fisheries and Aquaculture
Chapter 6 Impacts of Climate Change on the Marine Resources of Japan
Chapter 7 Impacts of Climate Change on Eastern Australia Fisheries
Chapter 8 Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture of the United States
Chapter 9 Impacts of Climate Change on Mexican Pacific Fisheries
Chapter 10 Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture in Chile
Chapter 11 The Pacific Islands: Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change
Chapter 12 Impacts of Climate Change in the United Kingdom and Ireland
Chapter 13 Canadian Fisheries and Aquaculture: Prospects under a Changing Climate
Chapter 14 Potential Impacts of Climate Change in Brazilian Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture

Volume 2
Chapter 15 South Africa
Chapter 16 The Seychelles Tuna Fishery and Climate Change
Chapter 17 The Impact of Climate Change on Marine and Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture in India
Chapter 18 Management Adaptation to Climate Change Effect on Fisheries in Western Australia
Chapter 19 Climate Change and Fisheries in the Caribbean
Chapter 20 Impacts of Climate Change on the Southern Ocean
Chapter 21 Regional Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Arctic Marine Ecosystems
Chapter 22 Seagrasses and Macroalgae: Importance, Vulnerability and Impacts
Chapter 23 Impacts of Climate Change on Pelagic Fish and Fisheries
Chapter 24 Lobsters in a Changing Climate
Chapter 25 Climate Change, Zooplankton and Fisheries
Chapter 26 Tropical Marine Fishes and Fisheries and Climate Change
Chapter 27 The Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Phytoplankton
Chapter 28 Socioeconomic Impacts of Changes to Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture that are brought about through Climate Change
Chapter 29 Conclusions