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Adaptation to Climate Change in Marine Capture Fisheries

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  • Grafton, R. Quentin

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This Research Report responds to the challenge for marine capture fisheries of how and when to adapt to climate change. The report presents: (1) a set of fisheries climate change policy options (2) a risk and vulnerability assessment tool and management decision-making framework; and (3) ex ante and ex post climate adaptation possibilities in the marine environment. The report also includes: (1) a discussion of how management objectives and instruments influence resilience and adaptation; (2) a decision-making process to assess vulnerabilities to climate change and to manage adaptation responses; (3) an inter-temporal framework to help decision-makers know when to adapt; (4) a risk and simulation approach to confront the uncertainties of the possible losses due to climate change and the net benefits of adaptation; (5) an explanation of how adaptive co-management can promote flexible adaptation responses and also strengthen adaptation capacity; and (6) a selection of possible ‘win-win’ management actions.

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Paper provided by Australian National University, Environmental Economics Research Hub in its series Research Reports with number 94886.

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Date of creation: 05 Nov 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ags:eerhrr:94886

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Keywords: climate adaptation; climate change; fisheries; Environmental Economics and Policy;

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  1. R. Quentin Grafton & Tom Kompas & Richard McLoughlin & Nick Rayns, 2006. "Benchmarking for Fisheries Governance," Economics and Environment Network Working Papers 0608, Australian National University, Economics and Environment Network.
  2. Tom Kompas & R. Quentin Grafton, 2004. "Uncertainty and the Active Adaptive Management of Marine Reserves," International and Development Economics Working Papers idec04-2, International and Development Economics.
  3. R. Quentin Grafton & Tom Kompas, 2009. "Cod today and none tomorrow: The Economic Value of a Marine Reserve," Environmental Economics Research Hub Research Reports 0922, Environmental Economics Research Hub, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
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  1. Neil Holbrook & Johanna Johnson, 2014. "Climate change impacts and adaptation of commercial marine fisheries in Australia: a review of the science," Climatic Change, Springer, vol. 124(4), pages 703-715, June.
  2. P. Leith & E. Ogier & G. Pecl & E. Hoshino & J. Davidson & M. Haward, 2014. "Towards a diagnostic approach to climate adaptation for fisheries," Climatic Change, Springer, vol. 122(1), pages 55-66, January.
  3. Aguilar Ibarra, Alonso & Sanchez Vargas, Armando & Martinez Lopez, Benjamin, 2012. "Economic impacts of climate change on two Mexican coastal fisheries: Implications to food security," Economics Discussion Papers 2012-64, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

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