On Friday, November 10th, Climatic Change: vulnerability and possible effects on fishing and aquaculture” webinar was held, an event that brought together more than 100 participants from different countries that participate in the IIPA-AP Network, including Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina.
There were presentations by Dr. Jaime Letelier from Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP), Chile; Dr. Adolfo Chamorro from Peruvian Sea Institute (IMARPE), Dr. Micaela Giorgini from Fisheries Research and Development Institute (INIDEP), Argentina; and Dr. Doris Soto from Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR), Chile.
In their presentations, the experts presented information on current and future oceanographic conditions on the national coasts, including environmental variability influence on biodiversity sustainability and fishing and aquaculture activities. The importance of research and monitoring was also emphasized; education and awareness; the need for collaboration between different institutions and countries; and the generation of public policies based on scientific information. All this to advance towards the adaptation of fishing and aquaculture sector to Climatic Change.
This webinar, organized by the IFOP, is one of the activities contained in the 2023-2024 IIPA-AP Network Work Plan. Through these types of instances, we seek to generate spaces for rapprochement and discussion between research institutions that make up the Network, as well as with other actors associated with the fishing and aquaculture sector in the region. On this occasion, professionals from Chile´s Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture were present; Colombia Productiva, an entity belonging to Colombia´s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism; Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Groups representatives, and Pacific Alliance Environment and Green Growth; Venezuela Fisheries and Aquaculture National Scientific Research Center , among others.