East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning Kick-Off Webinar #1
August 30, 2021
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Over the next year, scenario planning organizations, guided by the Northeast Regional Coordinating Council, will bring together fishery participants, fishery managers, researchers, and other stakeholders to discuss climate change issues.
The East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning workshops have wrapped up, now the Core Team is seeking input from fishermen, researchers, community planners, and all other stakeholders on the future of climate change and East Coast fisheries. Visit the webpage before September 30, 2021 to learn more.
On the East Coast of the United States, some species of fish already are experiencing climate-related shifts in distribution, abundance, and productivity. No one knows for sure what the future holds, but a continuation or acceleration of climate change has the potential to strain our existing fishery management system and alter the way fishermen, scientists, and the public interact with the marine environment. In order to begin preparing for this new era of uncertainty, management bodies along the entire Atlantic seaboard have teamed up to launch a project called East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning. Scenario planning is a way of exploring how fishery management may need to evolve over the next few decades as climate change becomes a bigger issue.
The webinars will introduce stakeholders to the overall initiative, explain the benefits of participating in the process, outline additional ways to become involved, and begin collecting stakeholder input.
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