Adaptation and Infrastructure: Fisheries and Aquaculture in a Changing Climate
Often, when discussing climate change, the fishing industry focuses on how fish stocks are changing and moving. This panel explores an often overlooked risk of climate change; destruction of coastal and fishing infrastructure. Sea level rise, changing weather patterns, increased storms and other symptoms of climate change all pose significant threats to expensive and necessary fishing infrastructure, from docks to processing plants to hatcheries and farms. In this panel we will explore just how big these risks are, and how pre-competitive collaboration, local mitigation and other measures can help the industry reduce their risk.