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Climate Change Impacts on the Seafood Industry

September 1, 2014

The IPCC has put out a report detailing how the seafood industry will be severely impacted by climate change. The latest MEAM newsletter has this useful summary.

Among its forecasts:

–  A loss of US $17-41 billion in global fisheries landings by 2050 with global warming of 2°C;
–  An increase in fishery yields of 30-70% in high latitudes and a decrease in fishery yields of 40-60% in the tropics and Antarctica with global warming of 2°C; and
–  Reduced access to marine protein for 400 million people.

The briefing “Climate Change Implications for Seafood and Aquaculture” is available here.

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