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Priority adaptations to climate change for fisheries and aquaculture in Samoa:

reducing risks and capitalising on opportunities

SPC, Samoa Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries,  FAO, AusAID and  GIZ

4–5 April 2013
Apia, Samoa




Workshop background, objectives, expected outcomes and agenda  180 ko


List of participants  130 ko


Workshop summary and outcomes  380 ko


Presentations made during the workshop ppt (link)

Together with Samoa’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, FAO, AusAID and GIZ, SPC’s FAME Division organised a workshop in Apia from 4-5 April 2013 to help stakeholders in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Samoa identify priority adaptation actions to climate change.

The objectives of the workshop were to allow participants to work closely with technical experts to:

  • understand the direct and indirect effects of climate change, including potential disasters, and ocean acidification on oceanic, coastal and freshwater fish stocks and aquaculture production;
  • identify the implications of the projected changes to fisheries and aquaculture activities for food security, livelihoods and economic development;
  • choose and prioritise the adaptations and policies needed to build the resilience of enterprises and communities to the projected threats and to equip them to take advantage of the potential opportunities; and
  • localise vulnerability assessments and communicate the adaptation actions needed to communities.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 09:09