What are the consequences of climate change for fisheries in the Eastern Atlantic? Bio-economic modeling should support the necessary policy adjustments.
Climate change and increases in ocean temperatures are considered as some of the main drivers for fish migration to cooler areas. The GenClim project, which will be funded by the European Commission through the BiodivERsA program from 2021, will investigate the changes in fish populations and their genetic adaptation to the changing conditions in the Eastern Atlantic. The focus will be on the North Sea, the Iberian Coast and South Africa. Based on this data, forecasting models for fish stocks will be developed and the economic consequences modeled. The Center for Ocean and Society is responsible for the bio-economic modeling in the project. Other project partners are the Technical University of Denmark - National Institute of Aquatic Resources (project leader), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Centre for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) (Portugal) and ISPA - Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida (Portugal).
Prof. Dr. Marie-Catherine Riekhof