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Fishing Industry Perspectives on Sea-Level Rise Risk and Adaptation

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Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
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Division of Marine Ecosystems and Society, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Marathon, FL 33050, USA
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Academic Editors: Borja G. Reguero and Gary B. Griggs
Water 2021, 13(8), 1124; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13081124
Received: 26 February 2021 / Revised: 26 March 2021 / Accepted: 14 April 2021 / Published: 20 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Adaptation to Coastal Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise)
Sea-level rise, already occurring over Florida’s coast, stands to generate a significant impact on the state’s fishing industry and coastal communities, exposing vulnerable areas and populations to extreme events and disrupting established patterns of fishery and marine resource use. Using a semi-structured interview approach, this study evaluated fishing industry perspectives on sea-level rise risk and adaptation in three Florida coastal communities. The results showed that adaptation responses vary across industry sectors and communities and are strongly influenced by experience, community dynamics, and age. Generally, older fishers are less willing to relocate due to social factors, such as strong place attachment, compared to younger fishers, who are more likely to retreat and/or work from a less vulnerable location. These findings suggest that adaptation responses, while influenced by experience, are mediated by age, attachment to place, and worldviews, and that these factors need to be accounted for when crafting adaptation strategies across coastal communities. View Full-Text
Keywords: coastal management; adaptation; sea-level rise; climate change migration coastal management; adaptation; sea-level rise; climate change migration
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Stoltz, A.D.; Shivlani, M.; Glazer, R. Fishing Industry Perspectives on Sea-Level Rise Risk and Adaptation. Water 2021, 13, 1124. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13081124

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