Wild catch fisheries are crucial for adaptation. Alongside overfishing, climate change is among the biggest threats to wild catch fisheries. Adopting management practices that will keep catch numbers stable as the ocean warms and becomes more acidic, and extreme weather events become more intense and more frequent, is therefore crucial to maintaining livelihoods and food security in developing countries.
Climate Advisers sought to understand the extent to which key coastal countries appreciate the importance of fisheries for adaptation and mitigation. This report presents the results of that analysis, describing the types of commitments countries are making, rating countries’ commitments and identifying areas where civil society and philanthropic engagement could help to move the needle.