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Climate change is real, it is happening right now and it represents a threat for sustainable growth in aquaculture and fisheries worldwide. The world population is growing, and the demand for food is increasing. Forecasts indicate an overall decline in food production due to climate change.

ClimeFish addressed the necessity of changes, both when it comes to utilizing opportunities and mitigating risks under climate change. ClimeFish helped to ensure that the increase in seafood production comes in areas and for species where there is a potential for sustainable growth.

ClimeFish simulated the growth of the most important and the less resilient cultured and wild caught fish and shellfish species in Europe during the RCP4.5 and the 8.5 IPCC scenarios. The project addressed three production sectors: marine aquaculture, marine fisheries and lake and pond production in a total of 16 case studies, involving more than 25 species.
These forecasts for production scenarios served as input to socio-economic analysis and identification of risks and opportunities regarding climate changes. Strategies to mitigate risk and to utilize opportunities were identified in co-creation with stakeholders, and serve to strengthen the scientific advice and to improve long term production planning and policymaking.

ClimeFish developed guidelines for how to make climate-enabled management plans to prepare and adapt to climate change while minimizing economic losses and social consequences. Thus, based on the expected climatic challenges, ClimeFish has contributed to robust employment and sustainable development of rural and coastal communities. The main outputs of the project are the Guidelines for making Climate Adaptation Plans for fisheries and aquaculture – a European voluntary standard (CWA), and the ClimeFish Decision Support Framework (DSF), which contains risk assessments, databases and the ClimeFish Decision Support System (DSS). Find all project outcomes here.

Universitetet i Tromsoe - Norges Arktiske Universitet


Memorial University of Newfoundland


Avs Chile Sociedad Anonima


Biologicke Centrum AV CR, V. V. I.


International Council for the Exploration of The Sea


Sp/F Syntesa

 Faeroe Islands

Federation Europeenne des Producteurs Aquacoles Association


Brandenburgische Technische Universitat Cottbus-Senftenberg


Hellenic Centre for Marine Research


Nemzeti Agrarkutatasi es Innovacios Kozpont


Matis Ohf


Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations Fao


Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia




Nofima As


Centro Tecnologico del Mar - Fundacion Cetmar


Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior Deinvestigaciones Cientificas


Stockholms Universitet


The University Court of The University Of Aberdeen

 United Kingdom

The University of Stirling

 United Kingdom

Truong Dai Hoc Nha Trang