Malin talked about climate change, fish, and fisheries to Congressional staffers, federal employees, and others at a briefing on Capital Hill this past Tuesday (6/28). COMPASS organized the event, with more details here.
Doug McCauley’s video about our Science paper last year on the loss of marine wildlife just won 3rd place in the Ocean 180 Video Challenge! As picked by 6th-8th graders around the world. Just announced this week at the Ocean Sciences Meeting here in New Orleans.
With a great set of co-authors, including Eli Fenichel at Yale, we just published a paper in Nature Climate Change showing how to measure the impacts of climate change on wealth. Our previous work, including this, has shown how climate pushes natural resources around. In this new paper, we show that those movements change who gets access to resources, and how those movements affect wealth. As important, or even more important, than the quantity of resources, however, is the quality of a region’s resource management, existing institutions, and fishing regulations. Places with strong resource management stand to gain the most from climate-driven changes in resource distribution.
To make these points, we use a hypothetical example with two fishing ports.
This is one of the initial publications from our NSF Coastal SEES grant examining the impacts of climate change on fish and fisheries.