Fish, like whales and plankton, are keystones of the ocean’s biological pump, the system constantly at work capturing and storing excess carbon from the atmosphere. Fisheries Management can help to conserve that system and in turn combat climate change. The Ocean & Climate Change Dialogue 2022 made clear that we must protect our ocean AND value its potential as a place for sustainable climate solutions and action. The UNFCCC must now acknowledge and mainstream good fisheries management as good carbon management.
Representatives from civil society, government and the scientific community will discuss the evidence in support of fisheries management as carbon management and what opportunities exist for maximising this to deliver on climate action commitments.
Panellists: Professor Hans-Otto Poertner, Dr Emma Cavan, Rebecca Hubbard.
What: Breakfast and panel discussion
Where: Ocean Pavilion, COP27
When: 8-9am EET, Friday 11 November
Who: Our Fish
Paper: Fish are Carbon Engineers
Video – Recording from Facebook Live
Rebecca Hubbard, Programme Director for Our Fish explains – at the COP27 The Nature Positive Pavilion – the crucial role that fish play as the ocean’s carbon engineers and calls for UNFCCC & UNto mainstream good fisheries management as good carbon management