Climate Change and small-scale fisheries. A case for comprehensive climate risk management

The effects of climate change and increasing extreme weather events on the oceans are key challenges for small-scale fisheries. This study highlights some of the economic as well as non-economic losses and damages associated with these effects.

It aims at developing a better understanding of the impacts of climate change on small-scale fisheries to identify suitable risk-management-solutions, and to show entry points for comprehensive climate risk management (CRM) in order to enhance resilience. The study synthesizes the results of three reviews of baseline information covering the Caribbean, the South Pacific and West Africa.