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"Fisheries in a Changing Climate"

Salvador E. Lluch-Cota
Main Researcher
Fisheries Ecology Program
Northwest Biological Research Center (CIBNOR)
La Paz, Mexico

Monday, Jan. 30, 2012
11:30 - 12:30
Bren Hall 1414

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Traditional fisheries management practices have proved to be limited, and management is increasingly demanding deeper interdisciplinary understanding of the functioning and changes of the marine ecosystems and the services they provide. During this talk I will review some of the major observed and predicted impacts of climate variability and change on marine ecosystems, with special focus on fish resources. We will discuss the challenges to be faced for the adaptation of the fishing sector, the limitations for the construction of fish production projections, and the need for new and renewed management strategies. I will end by exposing an ongoing effort to build climate change adaptation plans for the industrial fisheries in Mexico.

Salvador Lluch-Cota was born in Mexico and trained as a marine biologist earning his PhD from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur. In his 15 years at CIBNOR, he has served as lead researcher, head of the editorial committee, member of the Fisheries Ecology program board of advisors, member of the Postgraduate Program board of advisors, president of the Marine Biology Academy, and main advisor for 15 postgraduate theses. He has been involved in the International Biosphere-Geosphere Program and served as president of the Mexican Fisheries Society and the Mexican Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. He has been invited to speak at more than ten international science events, and is currently a lead author of the Oceans Chapter for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. He has received numerous awards for his work in sustainable fisheries.

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