This fisheries sector vulnerability report provides an overview of the current state of the important capture fisheries and aquaculture systems in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), focusing on those elements that are threatened by climate change. It also presents a methodology and results for vulnerability assessments, for six climate change hotspots (Chiang Rai, Khammouan, Gia Lai, Mondulkiri, Kien Giang, and Stung Treng).
Fisheries & aquaculture are vitally important for food and for the livelihoods of people of the LMB. Virtually all rural families in the LMB are involved in fishing at some time of the year and small-scale capture fisheries remains a ‘livelihood of last resort’ for many rural families. Climate change will threaten the viability of these traditional and contemporary livelihoods.
About Sector Analysis Reports
Sector analysis reports were prepared to describe anticipated climate change impacts on key livelihood sectors of the LMB, including agriculture, capture fisheries and aquaculture, livestock, and non-timber forest products, as well as on protected areas and socio-economics. These reports served as important references and contributed substantively to the analysis and results of the Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study for the Lower Mekong Basin.
Other reports in the series include: