The webinar on Climate Change organized by the Network of Fisheries andAquaculture Research Institutions of the Pacific Alliance (IIPA-AP Network) was widely attended

November 14, 2023.- On November 10, 2023, the webinar “Climate Change: vulnerability and possible effects on fisheries and aquaculture” was held, an event that brought together more than 100 attendees from the different countries that participate in the Network of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Institutions of the Pacific Alliance (IIPA-AP Network), which includes Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, in addition to Argentina.

Presentations were made by Dr. Jaime Letelier of the Instituto de Fomento Pesquero (IFOP), Chile; Dr. Adolfo Chamorro of the Instituto del Mar del Perú (IMARPE), Dr. Micaela Giorgini of the Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP), Argentina; and Dr. Doris Soto of the Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR), Chile.

In their presentations, the experts shared information on current and future oceanographic conditions along the national coasts, including the influence of environmental variability on the sustainability of biodiversity and fishing and aquaculture activities. They also emphasized the importance of research and monitoring; education and awareness raising; the need for collaboration between different institutions and countries; and the generation of public policies based on scientific information. All this to advance towards the adaptation of the fisheries and aquaculture sector to climate change.

This webinar, organized by IFOP, is one of the activities contained in the Work Plan 2023-2024 of the IIPA-AP Network. This type of event seeks to generate spaces for rapprochement and discussion between the research institutions that make up the Network, as well as with other actors associated with the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the region. The event was attended by professionals from the Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Chile; Colombia Productiva, an entity belonging to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia; representatives of the Technical Groups of Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Environment and Green Growth of the Pacific Alliance; among others.