Vulnerability and adaptation of coastal fisheries to climate change

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Introduction

With funding assistance from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and in relation with an ongoing assessment of the vulnerability of coastal fisheries to climate change, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has launched a project to assist Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) to design and field-test monitoring pilot projects to determine whether changes are occurring in the productivity of coastal fisheries and, if changes are found, to identify the extent to which such changes are due to climate change as opposed to other causes.

 

Vulnerability and adaptation of coastal fisheries to climate change: Monitoring indicators and survey design for implementation in the Pacific workshop

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The workshop was held at SPC from the 19th to the 22nd of April 2010. It's first objective was to identify what data are currently being collected in the Pacific, for what purpose they are being collected, and whether they will allow the separation of climate change effects from other effects to the coastal marine environments.

The second objective was to identify the optimum design of monitoring projects, in particular the set of practical indicators that PICTs need to monitor to detect climate change impacts on coastal fisheries and survey designs and methodologies that will make it possible to detect change in fisheries and attribute it to climate change.

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Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Pacific Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change

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SPC commissioned a study to MRAG Asia Pacific on the status of monitoring and research projects on climate change impact on coastal fisheries in the Pacific. The study objectives were the following :

  • Review of literature and consultation with experts in the field to identify the information needed to monitor climate change impacts on coastal fisheries.
  • Identification of organisations and individuals already working in this field in the Pacific Islands.
  • Recommend priorities for data collection and analysis to be initiated by the project.
  • Identification of locations and partners for field testing, with a view to developing sustainable arrangements after the end of the project.

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Baseline Assessments

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Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change - Northern Manus Outer Islands, Papua New Guinea - Assessment Report No. 2, April–June 2014
Moore B., Bakung J., Kiareti A., Liu R., Meombi M., Murray B., Pokana V., Pomat K., Sokou P.. 2015. Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change - Northern Manus Outer Islands, Papua New Guinea - Assessment Report No. 2, April–June 2014. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community 117 p.

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Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change - Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia - Assessment Report No. 2, February–March 2014
Moore B., Hedson C., Kiareti A., Ladore R., Liu R., Malakai S., Mathias D., Maxin S., Moses P., Olpet K.. 2015. Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change - Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia - Assessment Report No. 2, February–March 2014. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community 114 p.

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Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change - Abemama Atoll, Kiribati - Assessment Report No. 2, October–November 2013
Kiareti A., Beiateuea T., Liu R., Teema T., Moore B. Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change - Abemama Atoll, Kiribati - Assessment Report No. 2, October–November 2013. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. 96 p.

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Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change - Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands - Assessment Report No. 2, July–August 2013
Moore B., Capelle J., Kabua E., Kiareti A., Lemari L., Liu R., White M. 2014. Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change - Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands - Assessment Report No. 2, July–August 2013. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. 110 p.

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Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change - Funafuti Atoll, Tuvalu - Assessment Report No. 2, April–May 2013
Moore B., Alefaio S., Siaosi F. 2014. Monitoring the Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Fisheries to Climate Change - Funafuti Atoll, Tuvalu - Assessment Report No. 2, April–May 2013. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. 98 p.

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Climate Change Baseline Assessment - Abemama Atoll - Kiribati
Siaosi F., Sapatu M., Lalavanua W., Yeeting B., Pakoa K., Magron F., Moore B., Bertram I., Chapman L. 2012. Climate Change Baseline Assessment - Abemama Atoll - Kiribati. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. 115 p.

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Climate Change Baseline Assessment - Funafuti Atoll - Tuvalu
Siaosi F., Sapatu M., Lalavanua W., Pakoa K., Yeeting B., Magron F., Moore B., Bertram I., Chapman L. 2012. Climate Change Baseline Assessment - Funafuti Atoll - Tuvalu. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. 107 p.

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Climate Change Baseline Assessment - Majuro Atoll - Republic of the Marshall Islands
Moore B., Sapatu M., Yeeting B., Pakoa K., Magron F., Bertram I., Chapman L. 2012. Climate Change Baseline Assessment - Majuro Atoll - Republic of the Marshall Islands. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. 110 p.

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Climate Change Baseline Assessment - Northern Manus Outer Islands - Papua New Guinea
Moore B., Siaosi F., Lalavanua W., Simpson R., Magron F., Bertram I., Chapman L. 2012. Climate Change Baseline Assessment - Northern Manus Outer Islands - Papua New Guinea. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. 117 p.

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Climate Change Baseline Assessment - Pohnpei - Federated States of Micronesia
Moore B., Siaosi F., Lalavanua W., Pakoa K., Yeeting B., Magron F., Bertram I., Chapman L. 2012. Climate Change Baseline Assessment - Pohnpei - Federated States of Micronesia. Noumea, New Caledonia: Secretariat of the Pacific Community. 109 p.

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Presentations

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