NOAA Fisheries Draft Climate Science Strategy: an Aquaculture Lens

NOAA LogoNOAA Fisheries will be holding a webinar on climate science and aquaculture, Thursday April 16th from 12-1pm PDT. Register

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From NOAA Fisheries:

Climate change is impacting ocean ecosystems, the nation’s valuable living marine resources and the people, businesses and communities that depend on them. The aquaculture community is uniquely positioned both to be threatened by the affects of climate change, and to potentially be a tool to mitigate its impacts. Specifically, we see five prospective intersections of marine aquaculture, future resource use, and climate change. These are: 1) impacts to aquaculture production due to climate change (e.g., ocean acidification impacts on shellfish aquaculture), 2) potential for aquaculture of shellfish and seaweed (algae) to mitigate impacts of climate change (e.g., sequestering carbon, bioextraction), 3) use of aquaculture to recover or enhance wild populations impacted by climate change, 4) use of marine aquaculture to make up the potential seafood deficit due to loss of wild fisheries impacted by climate change and 5) use of marine aquaculture to make up potential food deficits due to impacts of climate change on agriculture inputs (especially water). The NOAA Fisheries draft Climate Science Strategy is designed to increase the production, delivery, and use of climate-related information to marine and coastal resource managers, resource users and others at regional to national scales. This webinar will provide an overview of the draft Climate Science Strategy with a focus on topics relevant to the aquaculture community. The strategy, its implementation, and opportunities for input will be discussed.