Fisheries Strategies for Changing Oceans and Resilient Ecosystems by 2030


Fisheries Strategies for Changing Oceans and Resilient Ecosystems by 2030

As climate change alters ocean conditions, fishery managers and participants around the world are now assessing limitations and barriers to climate-resilience in fisheries management. This presents an opportunity to share and learn from one another about facilitating climate-resilient fisheries in different situations. The Fisheries Strategies for Changing Oceans and Resilient Ecosystems by 2030, or FishSCORE2030, is an UN Ocean Decade endorsed program that will build a global network of scientists, fishers, resource managers, community practitioners, and policymakers to advance climate resilience, sustainability, and equity in marine fisheries.

This project builds upon previous work by the Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) Climate Resilient Fisheries Working Group, to build the Climate-Resilient Fisheries Planning Toolkit (CRF Planning Tool), which can be used by fisheries in diverse settings to assess their climate vulnerabilities and identify strategies to increase their resilience to climate change impacts. In this next phase, the Lenfest Ocean Program is supporting FishSCORE2030 to apply the tool in partnering fisheries in order to identify knowledge gaps, advance climate resilience assessments and planning, and share insights that can help inform decisionmaking around fisheries management in different countries. Findings will be integrated into FishSCORE230 communications to participants as well as broader science and policy audiences. The synthesis will be published as a peer-reviewed paper focusing on conditions that shape resilience strategies and pathways for operationalizing climate resilience in marine fisheries.

Coordinating Research Team

  • Kathy Mills, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Kristin Kleisner, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Kanae Tokunaga, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Jacob Eurich, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Claire Enterline, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Panos Smyrnios, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Sarah Poon, Environmental Defense Fund

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