Project Title

Development of Tools of Ecological Risk Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources 

Project Year

2016   

Project Number

OFWG 02 2016 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

OFWG 02 2016 

Project Title

Development of Tools of Ecological Risk Assessment of Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

General Project Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2016 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

71,184 

Co-funding Amount

23,800 

Total Project Value

94,984 

Sponsoring Forum

Oceans and Fisheries Working Group (OFWG) 

Topics

Fisheries; Marine Conservation; Oceans 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Peru 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Chile; Japan; Korea; Papua New Guinea; Russia; Thailand 

Expected Start Date

01/12/2016 

Expected Completion Date

30/09/2017 

Project Proponent Name 1

Dimitri Gutierrez Aguilar 

Job Title 1

Head of General Direction of Oceanographic Research and Climate Change 

Organization 1

Peruvian Marine Research Institute - IMARPE 

Postal Address 1

Esquina Gamarra y General Valle S/N Chucuito Callao – Ap. 3734, Peru 

Telephone 1

51-1 2088650 Extension 826/845 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

dgutierrez@imarpe.gob.pe; mmontes@imarpe.gob.pe 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Dimitri Gutierrez Aguilar 

Project Summary

It will be organized a three-day “International Workshop on ecological risk assessment of impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture resources” to be held in the headquarters of The Peruvian Marine Research Institute (IMARPE), Peru, on June 2017. The goal is to explore a range of ecological, socioeconomic and supply-chain vulnerability and risk assessment tools, based on measures of sensitivity, exposure and adaptive capacity of marine species (e.g. small and large pelagics, bivalves, crustaceans, etc.) in fisheries and aquaculture to the impacts of climate change. The workshop will involve short presentations, Excel spreadsheet exercises and small group discussions. Participants will finish the course with the skills to implement a variety of objective, flexible and cost effective frameworks that will be used to prioritise future research and management investments in adaptation responses in the face of resource constraints.

Relevance

The project seeks to address the problem of uncertainty about which marine fishery and aquaculture species have more risk in the face of climate change. This knowledge about species risk to climate change, is directly applied for prioritization of economic support for research and adaptation responses. The project will have sustained benefits for all APEC economies, especially in developing economies, which will be evidently impacted by climate change. In the Workshop they will profit from: ecological risk assessment considering social, economic and cultural issues for assessing vulnerability and risk in seafood supply chains.

The project falls under Rank 1 demonstrating a direct link to promoting regional economic integration via free and open trade and investment, particularly focused on food production, sustainable agriculture, technical cooperation and new technologies. It relates to other Rank 1 projects focused on ocean-related issues for economic growth, it feeds directly into the Food Security Week and the implementation of the Food Security Roadmap Towards 2020. It also relates to Rank 2 Projects that support the APEC Leaders’ Growth Strategy, particularly relating to sustainable and innovative growth and implementation of the Plan of Action on Food Security and Blue Economy. This project is closely related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of United Nations, whose goal 13 states: “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.

Objectives

The overarching goal is to strengthen the capacity building regarding the existing ecological risk assessments for mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts in marine fisheries and aquaculture resources and their supply chains.

The specific objectives to attain this goal are:

1) Raise awareness through objective, flexible and cost-effective ecological risk assessment, and its application in the frame of research and management investment associated to adaptation responses to climate change.

2) Socialize participants’ local experience with different specialist and non-specialist stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region, benefiting researchers of public, private and academic entities.

3) Increase knowledge about environmental parameters that determine potential impacts of climate change, and about life-history stages, habitats, fisheries and aquaculture resources that are more vulnerable to climate change; through the distribution of the technical report of the project to all economies.

Alignment

This project aligns with these relevant APEC commitments:

2014 Leaders’ Declaration: “We encourage APEC economies to develop environmentally-friendly ocean-related economic activity as an approach to the sustainable management of marine resources, such as marine renewable energy, and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture through innovation”.

2014 APEC Ministerial Meeting: “We reaffirm the importance of enhancing food security through the development of food value chains…reducing food loss”.

The Xiamen Declaration: “Encourage APEC members to facilitate trade in fish and fishery products among APEC members to achieve resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth, to support food security”.

Paracas Declaration: “Conserving the integrity of marine ecosystems requires our urgent attention. We recognize that the greatest possible benefits from marine environments can be obtained if we acquire a better understanding of oceans and their associated economic, social and environmental benefits”.

Paracas Action Agenda: “We support efforts by APEC economies to develop programs for the conservation of marine biodiversity…”.

This project aligns with the Ocean and Fisheries Working Group strategic plan 2016-2018: “Enhancing the understanding of the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems and environment”, which seeks an “increased capacity of OFWG economies to take appropriate measures to respond to and adapt to the impacts of climate change on coastal communities, fisheries and aquaculture”.

TILF/ASF Justification

Not Applicable.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The specific outputs are:

1) The realization of the 3-day workshop;

2) A Technical Report of the project, on Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) tools and its applications for fisheries and aquaculture under climate change; and

3) The Final Report of the Workshop, which will detail the objectives, development and participation of the economies in the event. Both reports will be distributed to all the economies. The technical report will include background information on ERA tools, and also the lectures, exercises and examples related to the topic that will be given during the workshop. 

Outcomes: The outcomes will be the use of ecological risk assessment for ranking of fishery and aquaculture species according to its vulnerability to climate change. Also, ecological risk assessment will be useful to elaborate species profiles containing information of sensibility, exposure, adaptive capacity, distribution, abundance and phenology of key species in fishery and aquaculture.

The risk assessments will allow to prioritize the economic support for research and for planning adaptation strategies, in order to avoid impact on vulnerable species, and to profit from new species favoured by global warming, ensuring food and livelihood security of fishery communities as well as growth of blue economy based on trade of aquatic products.

Beneficiaries: The direct beneficiaries will be workshop participants, which will include researchers from governmental agencies (e.g. IMARPE and other Marine Research Institutes from APEC economies), private representatives from Peru (e.g. Fisheries and Industrial Associations), NGOs (e.g. WWF, UICN), academic institutions and policy makers related to ocean, fisheries and aquaculture, from APEC economies. It is required that the participants have a minimum level of knowledge of environmental sciences and skills in data manipulation. These beneficiaries will contribute to apply ecological risk assessment to implement adaptation to climate change strategies in fisheries and aquaculture.

Outcomes will extend the project impact to indirect beneficiaries, who will profit from the adaptation strategies implemented on vulnerable species, thus ensuring sustainability of fisheries and increase of aquaculture in order to fill the food supply gap expected within the next decades in the context of climate change.

Dissemination

The outputs of the project will be disseminated in three ways:

·  Project Overseer will send the Final Report to all focal points of the APEC Ocean and Fisheries Working Group, and will communicate the results at international fora, conferences and ocean related meetings. Copies of the printed final document will be provided to APEC economies and authorities of Peru’s Ministry of Production.

·  Workshop participants are expected to transfer knowledge gained to different   stakeholders in their home economies, such as governmental institutions, private sector entities, financial institutions, NGOs and research/educational institutions.

·  Within Peru, the project team will replicate the Workshop in local pilot areas, thus disseminating the ecological risk assessment methodologies incorporating social, economic and cultural considerations among several stakeholders involved in production of fisheries and aquaculture.

·  The reports will be sent to the APEC Secretariat for their approval and inclusion on the APEC publications database.

Gender

Participating economies will be requested to ensure equal percentage of men and women involved in adaptation strategies to climate change for fisheries and aquaculture resources.

Workshop consultants are expected to be women, with wide experience on risk assessment to climate change, in addition, concepts and methodologies will be transmitted following the gender equality principle.

In this project, the presentations, exercises and discussions group will have the same opportunities of participation and benefits for women and men.

Work Plan

This project will be a workshop developed in 3 days place in Lima - Peru, with the participation of member economies. The activities that appear under the responsibility or co-responsibility by the APEC Secretariat also involve the follow-up by the Project Overseer from IMARPE.

Date

Activities

Responsible

December 2016 to March 2017

Hiring 1 Consultant (elaboration of Final Report) and 2 Speakers (teaching vulnerability and risk assessment lessons: ecological, socioeconomic and supply chain issues) à Contracts, elaboration of the Work Plan, project coordination with contractor à Project Work Plan.

APEC

April 2017 to May 2017

Workshop organization: (booking venues and engaging stakeholders) à List of participants.

APEC, IMARPE

June 2017

Execution of the “International Workshop on ecological risk assessment of impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture resources” à Workshop minutes

Speakers, Economies

October 2017

Final Report & Technical Report

Consultant

November 2017

Dissemination of Final Report and Technical Report to Member economies, dissemination of digital copies through APEC’s website.

APEC

Risks

The problem that workshop participants will not have enough knowledge base to learn the risk assessment methodologies. This will be addressed by defining the requirements of participants during the call stage.

The difficulty that not all economies will be financed by the Project. This will be tackled by encouraging non-travel eligible economies to self-fund their participation. 

The issue that ecological risk assessments will not be applied to the different economies. This will be addressed by networking Workshop participants with the team responsible of the project, to facilitate exchange of experiences, needs and update new methodologies among the economies.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The project will employ the following indicators:

Project planning: The indicator will be the planning document developed and validated by the team responsible of the project.

Consultants´ report: the indicator will be the final report about ecological risk assessment of impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture resources.

3-day workshop:
·  Selection, call and confirmation of participants: The indicator is the ratio of number of confirmed economies attending the Workshop over the number of invited economies. We expect the attendance of 11 from the 21 APEC economies (all economies will be invited).

·  Organization of the main event: The indicator is the ratio between the number of participants attending over the number of invited participants (the expectation is around 30 participants, which include at least 1 participant of 11 APEC economies).

· Gender: Percentage of women attending the Workshop (at least 30%).

·  Number of economies to adopt ecological risk assessment tools (7, Peru plus the co-sponsor economies). 

Systematization of information: The indicator will be the Final version of the Report. 

Dissemination: The number of document proportioned during the workshop. 

Related to the project outcomes, the indicator will be the number of Economies who can apply the ecological risk assessment of impacts of climate change on their own fisheries and aquaculture resources and the number of replicates of the workshop in the different economies. 

Two monitoring reports will be presented: one before the workshop (once all the participants are registered); and one after the final technical report is issued. 

The monitoring reports will serve as input for the evaluation of the project, which will include the number of participants in the main event. As a final evaluation, a survey will be given to the participants about the impact of the achievements and suggestions for improvement. The indicator will be the number of positive and constructive comments or suggestions gathered in the final survey.

Linkages

The project builds on previous achievements of the APEC Climate Center (APCC), in particular, this proposal extends the project: “APEC Seminar on Sharing the Experiences of Mitigating the Impact of Extreme Climate on Aquaculture and Fisheries” carried out in Taipei on March, 2012; and Japan’s APEC project ‘APEC Workshop on the Climate Change Impact on Oceans and Fisheries Resources’ in 2015. Within APEC, the project will collaborate with the PPSTI, Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group (ATCWG), and the Policy Partnership on Food Security (PPFS). This project would link to regional institutions such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as well as global-level organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the World Bank, and others.

Sustainability

In Peru, the Ministry of Production, Viceministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture and its General Direction of Fishery Sustainability are in charge of implementing the Adaptation Strategy of the Fishery Sector which will include adaptation measures based on the ecological risk assessments learned during the Workshop.

During future OFWG meetings, the follow up of the application of the ecological risk assessment will be presented. Networking with the Workshop participants will be encouraged in order to exchange experiences among the economies from both eastern and western side of the Pacific Ocean.

Project Overseers

Mr. Dimitri Gutierrez Aguilar is the current General Director of Research in Oceanography and Climate Change at Peruvian Marine Research Institute IMARPE and also is the coordinator of the Master Program in Marine Sciences at Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University. Dr. Gutierrez has led several projects carried out in IMARPE with International Cooperation, such as the CENSOR project (FP5, European Union, Alfred Wegener Institute), the International Joint Laboratory Discoh ('Dynamic System Humboldt Current') between the IMARPE and IRD (France). In the aspect of articulation between research and academic training, Dr. Gutierrez has been the principal investigator of the CONCYTEC Chair in Marine Sciences, based on a strategic alliance between Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, IMARPE and other institutions. The principal topics of research are effect of climate changes on the ecosystems and marine resources, the relationship between communities and biogeochemical redox processes in the benthic system, as well as the relationship between climate scenarios of the past, recent trends and dynamics of the OMZ and productivity versus Peru, effect of Enso on upwelling ecosystems and other similar topics.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Consultants: Consultants will be responsible for:

i) collection of information in regards to the identification of critical points where the highest percentage of losses occurs in the supply chain and the challenges that must be met in order to reduce or eliminate them;

ii) the elaboration of the report with the analysis of the information; and

iii) elaboration of the draft manual for the main event.

Assistant: Assistant will do the follow up to the project and will assist directly to the PO in all his responsibilities, as well as facilitate the virtual work and completion of tasks, including the communication with consultants, throughout the year of implementation.

Waivers

An Advance Payment will be requested for one delegate from 10 (ten) eligible economies for their travel expenses and Per Diem.

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