Fishers’ response to temperature change reveals importance of integrating human behavior in climate change analysis

To analyze how changing temperatures alter households’ fishing behavior, the authors examined fishing effort and fish catch in a major inland fishery. They used longitudinal observational data from households in Cambodia, which has the highest per-capita consumption of inland fish in the world. Higher temperatures caused households to reduce their participation in fishing but had limited net effects on fish catch.

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Fiorella, K., E.R. Bageant, N.B. Schwartz, S.H. Thilsted, and C.B. Barrett

Publication Date

30 April 2021

Publication Name

Science Advances


Climate change, fish catch