Climate change

Caribbean Fisheries Under a Changing Climate

The Caribbean Sea is a large interconnected marine ecosystem. Covering an area of 3.200.000 km2, of which only 3.9% is protected, it contains 7.1% of the world’s coral reefs including the second largest barrier reefs, and it is a huge biodiversity hotspot. The Caribbean Sea is also home to many Small Island Developing States (SIDS), most of which are highly dependent on fisheries resources both as a source of livelihood and food security.