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How will climate changes affect fisheries and aquaculture in Europe?

Climate change is affecting the environment, the habitats of many species and future global food production which will have to support a growing population. How current and future changes will affect food production and supplies, is an essential consideration in planning for the sustainable development of supply chains. The complexities of change in species distribution and production in the fisheries and aquaculture sector are being addressed by the new ClimeFish project, which collaborates with stakeholders for the creation of a Decision Support Framework to ensure sustainable fish and shellfish production in Europe under climate change. You can read more here

ClimeFish Case Studies

ClimeFish will explore how the most important and the less resilient exploited European fish stocks and the most productive established aquaculture species respond to the different climate scenarios. ClimeFish addresses three production sectors: marine aquaculture, marine fisheries and lake and pond production, including 16 case studies that involves more than 25 species.

Read more about the case studies and the species they involve


ClimeFish is listed among the projects of the European Climate Adaptation Platform, Climate-ADAPT. This platform aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change by sharing data and information on the projected magnitude and effects of climate change in Europe as well as to provide strategies, options and tools to support adaptation planning.
Read more
ClimeFish - Adapting to a Changing World

We made a movie!

The first ClimeFish movie illustrates the effects climate changes may have on fisheries and aquaculture in Europe the next 50 years. The movie was made by Ørjan Garfjell, starring Marie-Anne UiT, The Arctic University of Norway.


The ClimeFish consortium brings together 17 research organisations, 1 SME, 1 stakeholder federation (aquaculture) and 2 international organisations, the FAO and ICES. 13 European countries and 3 non-European States – Canada, Chile and Vietnam – are also represented.

You can find all the partners here.


The ClimeFish Project is coordinated by Professor Michaela Aschan at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø.

Featured stakeholder

The Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP) will facilitate stakeholder debates and disseminate activities within EU. Read more about FEAP in ClimeFish

Financed by

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

Get involved!

Stakeholder involvement is vital for the success of ClimeFish. If you are interested in joining in, please contact us at or visit our website to find out more.

You may also contact the case study leaders if you are interested in discussing any particular case. You will find them listed here.

Stakeholder actions in 2016

The first stakeholder meeting was held in Vigo in Spain, 28th of September 2016 to discuss the ClimeFish Decision Support Framework (DSF).

The ClimeFish DSF is a web-based toolbox that will support seafood production in Europe under climate change conditions. Read more here.

CERES, the sister project of ClimeFish

The two projects use complimentary approaches to provide tools and develop strategies allowing fisheries and aquaculture sectors and their governance to adapt to, and hopefully benefit from, climate change. Although the projects were developed separately, we are working hard to combine forces to make the best conditions possible for future Blue Growth in the aquaculture and fisheries sectors.
Visit the Ceres website.

Selected media coverage in 2016

28/09 ClimeFish in Vigo to advance the Software on the effects of climate change
31/05: Identify Climate Change Consequences for Europe’s Aquaculture, Fisheries
01/04: Stirling scientists contribute to study into climate change and aquaculture

More News here

Upcoming events in 2017:

Selected events in 2016

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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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