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Co-creating a decision support framework to ensure sustainable fish production in Europe under climate change

 Fish health    Industrial economics    Nutrition and feed technology  

Climate changes are happening right now and they are threatening sustainable growth in aquaculture and fisheries worldwide. ClimeFish wants to draw the focus to the necessity of change, both when it comes to using opportunities while mitigating risks under the effects of climate change on aquaculture and fisheries.

Time:1. April 2016 – 31. March 2020
Financed by: Horizon 2020 - The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
In cooperation with:21 partners from 16 countries. The University of Tromsø is coordinating the project.
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Petter Olsen

Senior Scientist
Phone: +47 906 98 303

The core goal of ClimeFish is to help to ensure that seafood production can increase in areas and for species where there is a potential for sustainable growth, given the expected climate developments, and thereby contribute to both robust employment and the sustainable development of rural and coastal communities.

climefish_logoClimeFish will develop production scenarios that provide inputs to socio-economic analysis and identify risks and opportunities linked to climate changes. The underlying biological models used are to be based upon single species distribution and production, as well as multi-species interactions.

Strategies to mitigate risk and make best use of opportunities will be identified in co-creation with stakeholders. These will serve to strengthen scientific advice and to improve long term production planning and policy making.

ClimeFish addresses three production sectors: marine aquaculture, marine fisheries and lake and pond production, including 16 case studies and involving more than 25 species.

ClimeFish will provide guidelines on how to make climate-enabled management plans, preparing and adapting to climate change while minimizing economic losses and social consequences. The project outputs will be the ClimeFish Decision Support Framework (DSF), containing guidelines and databases, and the ClimeFish Decision Support System (DSS).

The ClimeFish consortium includes 21 partners from 16 countries, with scientists from universities, national research institutes and medium-sized enterprises.

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