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Hawaiʻi Fishing Communities’ Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity: An Exploratory Framework for Future Studies

November 22, 2022

We propose a framework that could be useful to select candidate communities from the main Hawaiian Islands for future qualitative research on the vulnerability of fishing communities to climate change.

Our analysis identifies a preliminary list of candidate communities for qualitative data collection. These should be evaluated further in consultation with key informants such as subject matter experts, local knowledge and community leaders, and resource managers. This consultation process may also inform the development of data collection tools that will elicit discussions of climate change vulnerability that are meaningful to the communities themselves.

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service uses the NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-PIFSC series to disseminate scientific and technical information that has been scientifically reviewed and edited. Documents within this series reflect sound professional work and may be referenced in the formal scientific and technical literature.

Iwane M, Hospital J. 2022. Hawai'i fishing communities' vulnerability to climate change: Climate vulnerable species and adaptive capacity. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-136, 34 p.  https://doi.org/10.25923/4vvb-pv29.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 11/30/2022