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Ecological risk assessment of the New Zealand hoki fishery

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FAO
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Keywords
  • M11
  • M01
  • P01
  • Marine Fisheries
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Resource Management
  • Nature Conservation
  • Fishery Management
  • Bycatch
  • Fishery Policies
  • Peche Maritime
  • Evaluation Impact Sur Environnement
  • Gestion Des Ressources
  • Conservation De La Nature
  • Gestion Des Peches
  • Capture Accessoire
  • Politique Des Peches
  • Pesca Marina
  • Evaluacion Del Impacto Ambiental
  • Ordenacion De Recursos
  • Conservacion De La Naturaleza
  • Administracion Pesquera
  • Descartes
  • Politica Pesquera
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Ecology

Abstract

Oceans and Climate Change Oceans and climate change, page 1 13 September 2010 Oceans and climate change I. Background II. Impacts of climate change on the oceans III. Climate change and sustainable development IV. Mitigation and adaptation I. Background The oceans play a vital role in the global climate system, generating oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, while also providing essential goods and services for sustaining life on Earth. Changes to the climate, brought about by increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, will thus lead to changes in the oceans, including sea-level rise and ocean acidification, which will put marine ecosystems and coastal communities at risk. The General Assembly has reiterated its serious concern over the current and projected adverse effects of climate change on the marine environment and marine biodiversity, and it has emphasized the urgency of addressing this issue (see resolution 64/71, preamble). It has also expressed its concern over the current and projected adverse effects of climate change on food security and the sustainability of fisheries (see resolution 64/72, preamble). More specifically, the General Assembly has reiterated its deep concern over the vulnerability of the environment and the fragile ecosystems of the polar regions, including the Arctic Ocean and the Arctic ice cap, particularly affected by the projected adverse effects of climate change (see resolution 64/71, preamble). It has also expressed concern that climate change continues to increase the severity and incidence of coral bleaching throughout tropical seas, and weakens the ability of reefs to withstand ocean acidification, which could have serious and irreversible negative effects on marine organisms, particularly corals, as well as to withstand other pressures, including overfishing and pollution (see resolution 64/71, preamble). The Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Grou

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