Project

Fisheries Strategies for Changing Oceans and Resilient Ecosystems by 2030 (FishSCORE2030)

Contributing to the UN Decade of Ocean Science.

FishSCORE2030 was endorsed as a decadal program by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. This program will build a global network of scientists, stakeholders, and practitioners to identify approaches to sustain marine fisheries, protect ocean ecosystem health, and secure equitable benefits from fisheries in a changing ocean.

Project Goals:

  • Develop a global research network of scientists, fishery stakeholders, management and community practitioners, and policymakers to collaborate on information and frameworks for supporting climate resilient fisheries.
  • Develop information and tools for assessing climate impacts, vulnerabilities, capacities, and resilience in marine fishery systems.
  • Apply frameworks and tools in fishery systems around the world to identify approaches for strengthening climate resilience, and use insights from these application experiences to iteratively improve the tools and application protocols.
  • Develop the scientific foundation and implementation approaches needed to achieve healthy marine ecosystems, vibrant fisheries, and equitable benefits in the context of climate-driven changes in our world’s oceans.

Fisheries Strategies for Changing Oceans and Resilient Ecosystems by 2030

This program will bring together scientists, fishers, resource managers, community practitioners, and policymakers to move marine fisheries towards climate resilience. We will develop frameworks to assess vulnerabilities, determine actionable adaptation options, and identify resilience-enhancing measures for ecological, social, cultural, economic, and governance dimensions of fishery systems in changing oceans. We will draw upon evidence and experiences in fishery systems around the globe that will be needed to develop, apply, and improve these frameworks. Ultimately FishSCORE’s contributions will help identify strategies that work in the real world to achieve healthy ecosystems, resilient fishery systems, and equitable benefits in the context of changing oceans.

Project Team

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On June 8th, 2021, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission announced the list of the first Actions officially endorsed as a part of the Ocean Decade, which included our FishSCORE2030 program.

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