Effects of climate change on oceanic fisheries in the tropical Pacific: implications for economic development and food security

  title={Effects of climate change on oceanic fisheries in the tropical Pacific: implications for economic development and food security},
  author={Johann D. Bell and Chris Reid and Michael Batty and Patrick Lehodey and Len Rodwell and Alistair J. Hobday and Johanna E. Johnson and Andreas Demmke},
  journal={Climatic Change},
The four species of tuna that underpin oceanic fisheries in the tropical Pacific (skipjack, yellowfin, bigeye and albacore tuna) deliver great economic and social benefits to Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs). Domestic tuna fleets and local fish processing operations contribute 3–20 % to gross domestic product in four PICTs and licence fees from foreign fleets provide an average of 3–40 % of government revenue for seven PICTs. More than 12,000 people are employed in tuna… 
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