Socio-economic risks from falling fish catch

This week we would like to shed light on an often-overlooked climate issue, i.e. climate change impacts on marine catch potential.

Socio-economic risks from falling fish catch

 

Of course, some countries may see some increase in their marine fish stocks, as in Iceland. But in most areas, the present map shows that a project loss of should be expected. Moreover, losses could be beyond 8% in regions such as South-East Asia, the Mediterranean Sea or the North American West Coast. Although risks should be moderate in a country like Canada, they can be very significant in areas where the population relies heavily on fish for its nutrition and economy. Just another reminder of the multiplicity of climate risks, in particular in emerging countries.