Climate change is altering aquatic ecosystems, driving shifts in physical and chemical processes, ecological communities and the distribution and abundance of species. These changes have implications for fisheries management, food security and the livelihoods of more than 600 million people world wide that are employed in fisheries and aquaculture or related industries.
This conference is targeted at scientists, development professionals and natural resource managers working in the context of fisheries, aquaculture, rural development and related fields. It will provide a forum to share practical experiences in understanding the vulnerabilities associated with climate change and the development of risk management and adaptation strategies.
The conference will bridge inter-disciplinary gaps and provide a wider, shared perspective on the issues and the current state of knowledge. If you would like to contribute to the development of the conference or to help shape the programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. [Read more].
The conference will include a series of panels and presentations, collaborative problem solving, interactive workshop events, discussion spaces, participants will exchange experiences and create ideas and best practices on which to act to assist the sector in furthering its efforts to reduce vulnerability and improve resilience to climate variability and change. The conference will:
Participants are invited to share your experiences in supporting climate change adaptation within fisheries and aquaculture among the following themes:
The FishAdapt Conference Committee invites you to submit proposals for special sessions to delve more deeply into areas you feel should be discussed, such as water management, gender, or migration. Alternative formats for special sessions such as panels, workshops, marketplaces and facilitated and interactive sessions are welcome.
To organise a special session please submit a proposal to email@example.com including the title, aim and scope of the session, along with the names, affiliations and short bios of the organisers. The proposal can include additional details such as a list of potential contributors and the format of the session. An abstract is required for everyone wishing to organise a special session. [Read more].
FishAdapt will be held just after the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum and the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries, which will be held in Bangkok from 3-7 August.