Jacquelynne R. King (Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and
Oceans Canada, Canada)
Alexander Turra (Oceanographic Institute, São Paulo University, Brazil)
Laura Richards (North Pacific Marine Science Organization)
Kao Sochivi (Fisheries Administration, Cambodia)
Marine ecosystems are subject to a number of stressors, such as pollution, resource exploitation, coastal development, marine infrastructures and transport. Historically, management objectives have focused on addressing individual stressors, disregarding their often synergistic and compounding effects. The application of the ecosystem approach to management has reversed this trend and has encouraged more holistic and cross-sectorial management objectives. Climate change is expected to affect many of these stressors as well as the responses of marine ecosystems to them. This session will consider single as well as cross-sectoral management applications to address the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems in the context of expected climate change impacts, such as changes in productivity and seasonality of resources. The session will also consider the combined effects of climate change with other direct stressors (such as pollution) and how they interact with fisheries and ecosystem management scenarios.