By Manas K Das
The author is Principal Scientist and Head, Fishery Resource and Environmental Monitoring Division, Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata.
Impacts, vulnerability and resilience of fisheries sector to climate change in India
Global warming and its associated climatic change is the major environmental challenge of the 21st century. It has become a threat to the livelihood and economies of countries dependent on natural ecosystems of the planet including those in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. While the importance of fisheries and aquaculture is often less understood, the implications of climate change for this sector in India are difficult to ignore. The sector provides direct and indirect engagement to 14 million people and...