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Co-production of knowledge and strategies to support climate resilient fisheries

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posted on 2023-09-27, 02:19 authored by KE Mills, D Armitage, JG Eurich, KM Kleisner, Gretta PeclGretta Pecl, K Tokunaga

Knowledge co-production offers a promising approach to design effective and equitable pathways to reach development goals. Fisheries Strategies for Changing Oceans and Resilient Ecosystems by 2030 (FishSCORE), a United Nations Ocean Decade programme, will co-produce knowledge that advances solutions for climate resilient fisheries through networks and partnerships that include scientists, stakeholders, practitioners, managers, and policy experts. FishSCORE will establish (1) a global network that will develop broadly relevant information and tools to assess and operationalize climate resilience in marine fisheries and (2) local and regional partnerships that will apply those tools to identify and forward context-specific resilience strategies. FishSCORE's activities will be guided by a set of core principles that include commitments to inclusivity, equity, co-leadership, co-ownership, and reciprocity. FishSCORE will focus on identifying solutions for climate resilient fisheries, and it will also advance goals associated with capacity, power, and agency that will support iterative, pluralistic approaches to decision-making in fisheries experiencing ongoing climate-driven changes. This process of co-producing knowledge and strategies requires considerable investments of time from all partners, which is well aligned with the Ocean Decade. However, secure funding must be prioritized to support and implement co-production activities over this long time horizon.


Publication title

ICES Journal of Marine Science










Fisheries and Aquaculture


Academic Press Ltd Elsevier Science Ltd

Publication status

  • Published

Place of publication

24-28 Oval Rd, London, England, Nw1 7Dx

Rights statement

Copyright The Author(s) 2022. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Socio-economic Objectives

100399 Fisheries - wild caught not elsewhere classified, 190199 Adaptation to climate change not elsewhere classified, 180599 Marine systems and management not elsewhere classified

UN Sustainable Development Goals

14 Life Below Water, 13 Climate Action