Paradise Lost? Future Fisheries in a Climate-Driven Gulf

February 9, 2022

Sepp Haukebo, Environmental Defense Fund

Climate change threatens key life support systems on our planet, especially our oceans. Even with drastic global actions to reduce emissions, changes in the ocean will grow more profound and accelerate. These changes won't just damage special places like coral reefs and mangrove forests, they will fundamentally alter ocean ecosystems and the fisheries therein. However, with thoughtful interventions, these impacts can be significantly reduced, and perhaps even reversed. This interactive discussion will examine the interventions necessary for sustainable fisheries in a climate-driven Gulf of Mexico.

This presentation is part of the Seaside Chats speaker series hosted by NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.