MCCIP and Seafish have produced a detailed assessment of "climate change adaptation in UK seafood: Understanding and responding to climate change in the UK wild capture seafood industry".
This assessment involved:
- Reviewing projected climate change impacts with implications for seafood, and
- Identifying relevant seafood industry adaptation responses (for industry bodies to take forward)
Working with industry and external consultancy expertise in socio-economic impacts (Stewart Brown Associates), climate change risks to both domestic and international sources of wild capture fisheries [of importance to the UK seafood industry] were explored and adaptation responses identified. This work was formally submitted as an adaptation reporting power (ARP) report under the UK Climate Change Act.
Since the publication of this work, Seafish has produced annual watching briefs and an aquaculture adaptation report. Seafish will produce a full update of its wild capture adaptation work in 2023. All published reports can be accessed here.