On November 4th and 6th, the “strategies for adaptation to climate change and public-private collaboration role” workshop was funded by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) and organized by Chilean Maritime and Merchant Marine Territory General Directorate (DIRECTEMAR) .
In the activity, the Department of Oceanography and Environment of the Institute of Fisheries Development head , Dr. Jaime Letelier, spoke on t GEF-FAO project design and progress “Information system that systematizes and integrates data on fisheries, aquaculture and climate change ”that Fisheries Development Institute is running. Representatives from Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, Australia, Peru and Chile presented representatives from Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Among this workshop main results are the integrated scientific information need at the national level and at the Asia Pacific level to determine Climate Change local impacts on coastal infrastructure, economic activities and coastal areas in general. This information, environmental, biological, fishery and social, should improve adaptation plans and actions, especially associated with coastal edge activities and investments, the necessary participation of communities in adaptation actions and in the revision of laws and policies that govern fishing and aquaculture.
Enrique Vargas Ship Captain LT, DIRECTEMAR Aquatic Environment Preservation and Pollution Control Department head and workshop organizer, highlighted the attendees active participation including representatives from Environment Ministry and SERNAPESCA director Alicia Gallardo