Supporting Resilience

Continuing to strengthen resilience into the future.

Adapting to climate change and strengthening resilience takes time and sustained efforts. In addition to the information on this site, there are many resources and tools available to help in decision-making for strengthening and managing climate resilience in fisheries.

In brief:

  • Supporting fisheries resilience to climate change in the long term requires sustained effort and action.
  • There are many resources and tools available to help with adaptation decision-making, implementation and evaluation, at all stages of the process.

Moving forwards in adaptation

Adaptation in fisheries is a challenging and ongoing process. Effective adaptation requires information relevant to decision-making and planning scales as well as flexibility to respond to changing conditions and novel circumstances. It also will benefit from routine evaluation of strategies to understand how they are reducing climate impacts, whether they are helping achieve community and fishery goals, and how they are differentially affecting groups within the community. Although climate adaptation focused on fisheries at community scales is relatively new, its development will be critical for supporting vibrant, sustainable fisheries in the context of change and uncertainty. A variety of information, tools, and resources exist that can help support climate adaptation in fisheries, some of which are from the Northeast region, and others that can be adapted to needs within this region. We outline some of these resources below, but this is not a comprehensive list.

Programs, initiatives, toolkits



Reading materials

Climate Adaptation in Fisheries Resource Hub

Return to the main page for easy access to our climate adaptation planning pathway.

Staff Contact

Please contact Dr. Kathy Mills with any questions.

Kathy Mills, Ph.D.
Kathy Mills, Ph.D. Senior Scientist (207) 228-1657 [email protected]

Project Sponsor

The information within this site was funded and supported by the NOAA Climate Program Office through the Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications program under awards NA15OAR3410120 and NA19OAR4310384.

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