Ocean acidification impacts on fisheries and aquaculture

Executive Summary impacts of Ocean Acidification (OA) on fisheries and aquaculture are highly diverse and complex many impacts are difficult to quantify causing a major knowledge and awareness gap investment in knowledge needs to be action orientated adaptation priorities, cost of actions, costs of inaction need to be grounded in consensus science processes to manage the Ocean Acidification agenda need to be mapped and targeted to specific actio

Chapter 6 Ocean Systems of IPCC Working Group II on ocean acidification

Extract from the Executive Summary of Chapter 6 Ocean Systems of IPCC Working Group II on ocean acidification Rising atmospheric CO2 over the last century and into the future not only causes ocean warming but also changes carbonate chemistry in a process termed ocean acidification (WGI AR5 Sections 3.8.2, 6.4.4). Impacts of ocean acidification range from changes in organismal physiology and behavior to population dynamics (medium to high confidence) and will affect marine ecosystems for centuries if emissions continue (high confidence). Laboratory and field experiments as well as field observations show a wide range of sensitivities and responses within and […]