blomeyer & sanz prepares a study on the Fisheries management and the Arctic in the context of Climate Change
In 2015, blomeyer & sanz, in collaboration with the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia, and the Centre of Marine Sciences of the University of Algarve, carried out a study for the European Parliament on the ‘Fisheries Management and the Arctic in the context of Climate Change‘. The project highlights how climate change is expected to significantly affect the Arctic Ocean, primarily through warming and reduction of ice cover. Models suggest that fisheries in the Arctic will benefit from increased primary productivity, expansion of distribution ranges of mainly low to medium resilience boreal commercial species and availability of new fishing grounds, especially in international waters not covered by Regional Fisheries Management Organizations. And also recommends that the EU Arctic policy should further develop international collaboration in research and monitoring, and address future fisheries governance issues. The full study can be found here.