Climate change affecting pacific fisherman.

Fifteen countries are meeting up tomorrow in a part of looking how climate change will affect the fish in the ocean and how can can stop and develop the area where these fisheries live. Mike Batty, director of SPC’s Fisheries Division, said that countries need to take action now, as changes are already being felt and will gather pace in future.

“Tuna, reef and freshwater fisheries will all be affected as the oceans get warmer and more acidic,” he said. “The changes will affect economies, jobs and food, and countries of the region have to plan to minimise potential damage and maximise new opportunities.”
Both SPC and FAO are members of the Global Partnership for Climate, Fisheries and Aquaculture.