Climate resilience for fishing and aquaculture

Climate resilience for fishing and aquaculture

Climate resilience for fishing and aquaculture 2500 1873 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) – Australia

The Climate Resilience project seeks to mitigate climate impacts to fishing and aquaculture, and improve adaptation to increase resilience.

Climate change is impacting Australia’s aquatic ecosystems, and the sectors and industries that rely on those systems. Australia’s oceans provide irreplaceable services including oxygen production, nutrient recycling and climate regulation and they generate considerable economic wealth through fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, energy, and transport.

There is significant effort to understand climate change causes, but for Australian fishing and aquaculture, it is vital to recognise that changes are occurring, appreciate the associated risks and opportunities, and respond by executing effective strategies to improve resilience through adaptation and mitigation.

Key initiatives as part of the Climate Resilience project include reducing emissions from fuels, electricity and aquaculture feeds to meet Australia’s commitment of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Start Date: 01/07/2022
End Date: 30/06/2025

Lead Contact: Patrick Hone (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: Indian Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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