This study explores the relationship between climate change and artisanal marine fisheries in the region of Lima, Peru. From the perspective of the economics of climate change and renewable marine resources, the methods of correlations and bivariate regression are employed. A negative relationship is found between the increase in the sea surface temperature (SST) and the marine fishery catches landed at the ports of the Lima region (2004-2017).The higher the SST, the lower fishing effort. It was also found that the SST significantly influences the gross added value of fishing. To reduce the vulnerability of artisanal marine fisheries, the main adaptation measures that should be implemented as public policy are accessible loans for artisanal fishers vulnerable to climate variability, a reduction in polluting emissions discharged by industrial fisheries into artisanal fishing grounds for direct human consumption, and adaptation projects.
"Artisanal Marine Fisheries and Climate Change in the Region of Lima, Peru,"
Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics:
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