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Type Journal Article - Journal of Environment and Earth Science
Title Climate Change Impacts on Fishing in Coastal Rural of Tanzania
Volume 5
Issue 10
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 30-40
URL https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wesley_Kirui/publication/283355053_Climate_Change_Impacts_on_Fi​shing_in_Coastal_Rural_of_Tanzania/links/5760f34f08ae227f4a3f2f70.pdf
Millions of people around the world depend on fisheries and aquaculture directly or indirectly for their food
security, livelihoods and poverty reduction. However, ocean’s ability to meet their needs is in grave danger. Fish
is a crucial source of livelihood for fishermen in the coastal rural regions of Tanzania but climate change has
caused a major threat to the same. As ocean temperatures rise, many fish species are being driven into deeper
waters or toward the planet's poles. The shifting conditions, meanwhile, are inviting historically anomalous
breeds into new ranges with unpredictable results. The precise degree to which these phenomena are contributing
to Tanzania's current plight is difficult to quantify but ample evidence suggests such changes are already
affecting fisheries across the country. Climate-related impacts are occurring across regions of Tanzania and
primary sectors of its economy are more vulnerable.

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