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Climate change is real, it happens now and it is influencing biological diversity and ecosystems all over the world. How  these changes affect food production is essential for planning sustainable growth. The complexities of change on the distribution and production in the fisheries and aquaculture sector are addressed by ClimeFish. You can read more here.
We are celebrating the 1st ClimeFish Birthday!
One year has passed since ClimeFIsh kicked off in Tromsø. Our annual meeting will be in beautiful Crete - a main producer of sea bass in Greece and the HQ of one of our most important case studies. Our meeting will be hosted by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, HCMR.
Addressing the legal challenges
Interest is increasing for developing legal structures to respond to climate change impacts. These will be vital to conduct sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and provide protection of natural resources. ClimeFish is involved in upcoming events together with the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (JCLOS).
Politicians visiting ClimeFish
We have had the great pleasure of being visited by the EU Commissioner of Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Per Sandberg, and the Norwegian EU minister, Elisabeth Aspaker at our headquarter, the University of Tromsø. Vella and Sandberg came to Tromsø in connection with the Arctic Frontiers Conference, Aspaker came to visit the National Science Days. All three of them had time to listen to what ClimeFish researchers had to say.
We are making good progress with our biological forecasting models!
Biological forecasting for the three future climate scenarios (IPCC) Optimistic (RCP2.6), Likely (RCP4.5) and Worst (RCP8.5) was planned in the ClimeFish proposal. However, current climate conditions are following the worst scenario and the Optimistic scenario is already renamed to Lost Opportunity. Therefore, the forecasting effort will concentrate on Likely and Worst scenarios. We have already arranged two meetings in 2017 where different models, temperature data, scenarioes and species were discussed. You can read about it here.

To What Degree Will Climate Changes Affect the Ocean?
Increase your knowledge!

Featured Partner

Featured Partner

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) collect data on the marine climate and studies the effects of these on the lives and life-histories of marine animals and plants.

ICES will contribute to debates and dissemination activities within ClimeFish fishery sector. Read more about their involvement in ClimeFish.
Vietnam and Chile
Wondering how Vietnam and Chile are taking stakeholders on board to adapt to climate changes in fish production?

Our partners from Nha Trang University (NTU) and from AVS Chile have shared first-hand information on the current status. Read the whole story.

How many fish species do you know? Find out here!
ClimeFish researchers joined the WKFISHDISH workshop 
at the ICES HQ in Copenhagen

The workshop took place November 22nd -25th 2016. The purpose was to provide information regarding the distribution shifts of 19 commercial fish stocks in relation to their TAC (Total Allowed Catches) management areas. Click on the image to find out more!
Stakeholder interactions
Scientists and stakeholders work together in ClimeFish to make sure experience-based knowledge is integrated in the scientific analyses. This way we ensure that the knowledge we produce is scientifically acceptable, has policy relevance and social robustness.

Get involved!
Are you interested in joining Our stakeholder hub?
Contact us at or visit our website to find out more.

Selected media coverage

Read more news and press releases here

Upcoming events

25th of April: ClimeFish Annual Meeting, Heraklion, Greece

Selected events in 2017

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Financed by:

The European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant
agreement No. 677039.

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Phone: +47 776 45 272

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