Climate change impact studies conducted by ICAR institutes under National Innovation in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) include vulnerability assessment of wetland fisheries in various states. Climate campaigns and awareness programs are being implemented to increase fishermen’s preparedness and adaptive capacity to climate change.
Fisheries research institutes backed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Government of India, regularly conduct research to understand the effects of climate change in regard to making climate-resilient strategies that will help fisheries and aquaculture sustain. Climate change impact studies conducted by ICAR institutes under ‘National Innovation in Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) consist of-
- Evaluation of the risk factor for Wetland fisheries in Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Kerala.
- Analysis of climate trends in major river basins of India
- Influence on a range of fish distribution, composition of their catch and yields, etc.
In marine fisheries, the NICRA project is conducting studies on models on climate change, projection of fish catch and mariculture production in the presence of climate change scenarios, assessment of risk and vulnerability for marine fisheries, wetland mapping, carbon footprint, blue carbon potential, ocean acidification, the effect of climate change on the catch and cultured species, and adaptive management in response to climate change.
To spread awareness of Climate change, campaigns and awareness programs are held in the states of Odisha, Assam, West Bengal and Kerala. This will help in increasing the adaptiveness and preparation of fishermen for climate change.