4032 From Climate Change to Fish on Your Plate: Managing Fisheries in a Changing World

Saturday, February 19, 2011: 10:00 AM
101 (Washington Convention Center )
Anne Hollowed , National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA
Fisheries provide some of the most direct economic and nutritive benefits to society from the oceans.  Yet fish populations upon which fisheries depend are intricately tied to the oceans, watersheds, and many human activities.   This talk will explore new research on forecasting the effects of climate change on fish and fisheries in the world’s oceans.  The presentation will explore the methods currently used to predict ecosystem responses to climate change and how these changes will impact fish and fisheries.  Techniques for evaluating the performance of management strategies relative to the principles of an ecosystem approach to management will be elucidated.