Episode 1: Chasing Fish: The Pursuit of Cooler, Deeper Waters

This episode, in two parts, examines climate-induced species distribution shifts and the impacts these have on fishers across the world, while also exploring the new opportunities arising from melting polar ice.

With many marine species already shifting poleward to deeper waters, and with significant declines in marine catch potential expected in the tropics, what will be the impact be on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing?

Part One: Themes and Concepts

For Part One, Lauren Young and Grace Evans are joined by experts from around the world to explore the ways in which climate change will alter fish stocks and what the implications will be for fishers across the world.

Part Two: The Deep Dive

In Part Two, Lauren and Grace are joined by independent scholar Dmitry Lajus, Kevin He, economist and conservation planner at Pew Charitable Trust, and John Simeone, independent consultant at Simeone Consulting LLC.

With support from our sponsors at the Pew Charitable Trust, we conducted a global horizon scan on climate change and IUU fishing to identify and prioritise threats and opportunities emerging over the next decade.

Our guests for Part Two have been an integral part of this research from the start.

Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Climate Change

A trailblazing project examining the impact of climate change on criminal drivers behind large-scale illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


Grace Evans

Former Research Analyst

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Lauren Young

Former Research Fellow

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