Coastal communities in SIDS and LDCs have high levels of exposure and sensitivity to ocean risks, in part owing to the heavy dependency on the sea for fisheries and tourism. This report outlines the impacts of prominent biophysical and anthropogenic stressors on SIDS and LDCs, highlights the key social-ecological features that shape their vulnerabilities to these stressors, and suggests potential ways to mitigate ocean risks and build resilience.
Disaster preparedness and response
Floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, and droughts are some of the many natural disasters that can impact small-scale fisheries and fishworkers. Learn about plans and measures that can be taken in preparation and improve responses.