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Zambia: Fisheries Sector Needs to Take Climate Change into Account

The fisheries sector should integrate climate change into its ‘pre-cautionary approach’ to help reduce on the setbacks associated with weather variation, a research organisation has said.

Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) has observed that as long as climate change is not an integral part of fisheries management, the fisheries sector will continue to be vulnerable to shocks, and management practices will have no framework to adapt to the changes.

“This will consequently affect people’s livelihoods that depend on the fisheries sector,” IAPRI notes in its submission made to the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture which was commenting on the Auditor General’s Report on sustainable fisheries recently.

Jeremy Keith

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