Our lovely Ecology Action Centre colleagues at Perspectives Chéticamp have started a blog! They are looking to spur a dialogue where fishermen, fishery workers and scientists contribute to an evolving document that outlines climate change adaptation strategies for fishing communities.
Please click through and add your thoughts!
When I took on the job of coordinating a climate change adaptation project in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, one of my assigned tasks was to prepare a fact sheet on climate change adaptation for the fishing community. I envisioned the fact sheet as 2 parts – the first on climate change and its potential effects on fisheries in Atlantic Canada and, the second, on adaptation measures in the fishery.
The second part, adaptation, was the clearest: “Look at what we’ve done so far” was what the Gulf Nova Scotia Fishermen’s Coalition said. And it’s true – fishermen have always been and are still adapting to change. Respecting the geographical scope of my project, I reported on adaptation measures in Cheticamp. I hope this blog encourages other areas to share their adaptation measures.
The science on climate change and fisheries was a much more complex task. At first all I could find…
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