Through its research on climate change, WorldFish intends to provide new knowledge on how to make fisheries and aquaculture systems more resilient, securing a better future for the people that depend on them.
Long-term climate change poses new challenges to the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture, with serious implications for the millions that depend on them for food and livelihoods.
WorldFish climate change research focuses on: (1) assessing and mapping the vulnerability of fish-dependent people and systems to climate change; (2) understanding how fishers and fish farmers currently adapt to climate variability and other “shocks”; (3) contributing to climate change mitigation by identifying ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon in aquatic production systems; and (4) building local, national and regional capacity to implement adaptation and mitigation strategies for fisheries and aquaculture by informing policy.
Together with our partners, WorldFish is pursuing climate change research through the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security.
As an international non-profit research organization committed to reducing poverty and hunger, WorldFish seeks to maximize the health, social and economic impact of our work.