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Sustainable management of fisheries helps us to combat the impacts of climate change

Elena Ojea participated at scientific forum organised by MSC on fishing sustainability and its impact on climate change

25/02/2021 -

Last Tuesday, February 23, Elena Ojea participated in the online Scientific Forum on sustainable fishing organised by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)  within the framework of Seas Forever Week initiative.  During that event, she, together with Alejandro Anganuzzi, global coordinator of FAO Common Oceans Program, Jordi Rodón  from department of Marine Resources of Government of Catalonia (Spain), and Sebastian Villasante from University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) talked about fishing sustainability and its impact on climate change, and its relationship between Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 14 Underwater Life and SDG13 Climate Action from the perspective of fisheries management, marine and coastal ecosystems, and their relationship with climate change.

Elena mentioned that both SDGs have much more synergies than incompatibilities, so that achieving SDG14 helps us adapt to the impacts of climate change and increase the mitigation capacity of the oceans.

The main conclusion of the MSC forum was that sustainable fishing can curb the effects of climate change.

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CATEGORIES: Dissemination, Elena Ojea, Future Oceans Lab, Research