As part of the Caribbean Track of the Pilot Programme forClimate Resilience a series of ecological, economic and social assessmentsof climate change impacts on marine resources and the fisheries sector were undertaken between March 2018 and January 2019. This synthesis provides key conclusions arising from theassessment of (1) climate risks and ecological impacts for Caribbean marine fish stocks, (2) the economic consequences of ecosystem shifts and of increased tropical cyclone activity and (3) fisheries viability and resilience through the lens of value chains. Overall, multiple lines of evidence suggest large risk and impacts of climate variationon the Caribbean Sea’s fish stocks and fisheries. Economic assessment results suggest a large pre-existing “adaptation deficit”, as the estimated economic impacts of climate change appear smallrelative to documented lossesand damages under current climate conditions.. Research at two local fishing sites reveals opportunities to improve climate resilience across the seafood value chain by empowering resource users to self-organize and build local adaptive capacity, promoting seafood product differentiation and identifying enablers for governance effectiveness.Several improvements and extensions to the ecological and economic modelling undertaken under this project are possible and recommended; however, sufficient information from this and previous research is available to inform adaptation planning and targeted measures. Assessment results will form the basis of a communications campaign and monitoring and management recommendations undertaken as part of the project.
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