Adriaan Rijnsdorp (IMARES, The Netherlands)
Christian Möllmann (University of Hamburg, Germany)
John K. Pinnegar (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory, UK)
Climate change will impact marine ecosystems and their habitats in various ways. Effects will include changed distribution and productivity of marine organisms, connectivity and adaptability of populations as well as overall biodiversity. The different climate-induced changes will have implications for the spatial management of our living resources and marine ecosystems. Especially migratory fish stocks move between management units leading to conflicts between resource users. Hence their dynamics will become more uncertain under climate change, and conservation objectives have to be re-defined or adapted. This session aims to discuss how climate change may affect the human activities on the sea and explore how society can adapt its policies and uses of the marine ecosystem.