Fisheries could reduce significantly by 2050 due to climate change, FAO
Gulf of Mexico menhaden fishery. (Photo: NOAA)
New research carried out by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warns that fisheries could reduce significantly by 2050 if measures are not taken to mitigate climate change.
The report advises countries to build a more sustainable and resilient sector through climate adaptation and mitigation strategies in order to protect marine species as well as strengthen fisheries production, food security, revenues and fisheries governance.
In one of the chapters, the document features marine fisheries in the Western Central Atlantic Ocean, which includes the Caribbean region, Gulf of Mexico and Northern Brazil area .
Referring to these fisheries, Dr. Hazel Oxenford, Professor of Fisheries and Marine Ecology at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) and Dr. Iris Monnereau, Regional Project Co...