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It is old news that climate change will continue to impact our planet. Growing seasons for crops have shifted, unexpected weather patterns have emerged, and entire ecosystems have changed. In spite of these changes, we need to adapt and transform how we manage and govern our resources, but also anticipate changes as a way to avoid future conflict.

Fisheries, in particular, are no stranger to climate-related conflicts. For instance, a mackerel war emerged in 2007 between the EU, Norway, and Faroe Islands, when mackerel moved into Icelands’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). A similar “war” erupted between the United States and Canada in the 1980s and 1990 when salmon left the US for its norther neighbour during warmer than average periods.

Read the article on SRC's web-page.