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Small-scale fisheries under climate change in the Pacific Islands region

Journal Article


Abstract


  • For Pacific Island communities, social change has always been a part of their socio-political lives, while environmental

    changes were always transient and reversible, so that they understood and engaged with their ocean

    as a provider for food, culture and life. However, recent unprecedented and irreversible changes brought on by

    global climate change challenge this norm and alter their lagoons and adjacent oceans into unfamiliar territories.

    Climate change already is affecting, and has been projected to continue to disproportionately impact, Pacific

    Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) through rising temperatures, sea-level rise, saltwater intrusion of

    freshwater resources, coastal erosion, an increase in extreme weather events, altered rainfall patterns, coral reef

    bleaching, and ocean acidification. While knowledge is building about potential impacts on ecosystems and

    some target stocks, there is little information available for communities, governments and regional institutions

    on how to respond to these changes and adapt. What are the consequences for marine conservation, fisheries

    management and coastal planning at local, national and regional scales? What strategies and policies can best

    support and enable responses to these challenges across different scales? What opportunities exist to finance

    necessary climate change adaptation and mitigation measures? To consider these urgent issues, this paper

    synthesises innovative research methods, and studies many of the looming scientific, policy and governance

    challenges from a diversity of perspectives and disciplines.

Authors


  •   Hanich, Quentin
  •   Wabnitz, Colette (external author)
  •   Ota, Yoshitaka (external author)
  •   Amos, Moses (external author)
  •   Donato-Hunt, C (external author)
  •   Hunt, Andrew (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Hanich, Q., Wabnitz, C. C. C., Ota, Y., Amos, M., Donato-Hunt, C. & Hunt, A. (2018). Small-scale fisheries under climate change in the Pacific Islands region. Marine Policy, 88 279-284.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85035232397

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3351

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 279

End Page


  • 284

Volume


  • 88

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • For Pacific Island communities, social change has always been a part of their socio-political lives, while environmental

    changes were always transient and reversible, so that they understood and engaged with their ocean

    as a provider for food, culture and life. However, recent unprecedented and irreversible changes brought on by

    global climate change challenge this norm and alter their lagoons and adjacent oceans into unfamiliar territories.

    Climate change already is affecting, and has been projected to continue to disproportionately impact, Pacific

    Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) through rising temperatures, sea-level rise, saltwater intrusion of

    freshwater resources, coastal erosion, an increase in extreme weather events, altered rainfall patterns, coral reef

    bleaching, and ocean acidification. While knowledge is building about potential impacts on ecosystems and

    some target stocks, there is little information available for communities, governments and regional institutions

    on how to respond to these changes and adapt. What are the consequences for marine conservation, fisheries

    management and coastal planning at local, national and regional scales? What strategies and policies can best

    support and enable responses to these challenges across different scales? What opportunities exist to finance

    necessary climate change adaptation and mitigation measures? To consider these urgent issues, this paper

    synthesises innovative research methods, and studies many of the looming scientific, policy and governance

    challenges from a diversity of perspectives and disciplines.

Authors


  •   Hanich, Quentin
  •   Wabnitz, Colette (external author)
  •   Ota, Yoshitaka (external author)
  •   Amos, Moses (external author)
  •   Donato-Hunt, C (external author)
  •   Hunt, Andrew (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Hanich, Q., Wabnitz, C. C. C., Ota, Y., Amos, M., Donato-Hunt, C. & Hunt, A. (2018). Small-scale fisheries under climate change in the Pacific Islands region. Marine Policy, 88 279-284.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85035232397

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3351

Number Of Pages


  • 5

Start Page


  • 279

End Page


  • 284

Volume


  • 88

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom