Winners and losers in the climate casino: Arctic marine resources under climate change

The main purpose of the project is to study climate change effects in various fisheries in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. Among the fisheries we study are cod fisheries in both the Barents and Bering Seas, pelagic fisheries for herring and mackerel in the Nordic Seas, and crab fisheries in various places in the region. The fisheries are analyzed within a common, theoretic framework and we track main impacts of climate change through the natural and societal parts of the seas and the economic activities they support. Our interdisciplinary and comparative perspective builds on experiences from our case studies to identify common and case-specific challenges. Our results will increase the understanding of climate-related challenges for Arctic marine resources and support integrated ocean management.



Alf Håkon Hoel