Fisheries and aquaculture are important for food security, employment and social welfare. FAO estimates that 800 million people (10 – 12 percent of the world population) rely on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. Considering the vital role of these sectors to global food production and livelihoods, it is critical to integrate them within climate change adaptation efforts and financing.
On one hand, FAO advances knowledge on climate change through regional, national and community-level climate risk and vulnerability assessments of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. On the other hand, the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) and Aquaculture (EAA) are the recognized frameworks for fisheries and aquaculture management. Both of these approaches provide opportunities for fostering climate change adaptation by highlighting key issues of concern to ensure the achievement of high level fisheries and aquaculture goals and to build the resilience of natural and human systems.
The 4th webinar highlights opportunities for ecosystem-based adaptation in coastal and marine fisheries. More specifically, the webinar is intended to introduce the basic principles of the ecosystem approach to fisheries and to highlight opportunities for addressing climate change risks and adaptation considerations. Examples of national and regional experiences will be provided to illustrate on the ground experiences of the ecosystem-based management of coastal and marine fisheries.
To join the webinar on 25 May, please connect to http://fao.adobeconnect.com/ebacoastalmarine/