Case Studies

ClimeFish will explore how the most important and the less resilient exploited European fish stocks and the most productive established aquaculture species respond to the different climate scenarios.

3 production sectors have been defined: marine fisheries, freshwater lakes and ponds and marine aquaculture. Within these sectors ClimeFish has identified 7 habitats: demersal and pelagic species for marine fisheries, cold and warm water species for lake and pond production; North, South and coastal regions for marine aquaculture.

The habitats and regions chosen allow for studies on a range of predicted temperature changes and a variety of potential threats and biological processes. Below is the 15 ClimeFish case studies listed, with a link to a more comprehensive description:

Marine Fisheries:

C1F – North East Atlantic, including species like herring, mackerel, capelin, blue whiting, anchovy and sardine

C2F -Baltic Sea, including species like herring and sprat

C3F – Baltic Sea, including species like cod

C4F – Barents Sea, including species like cod and haddock

C5F – West of Scotland, including species like hake and cod

C6F – Adriatic Sea, including species like hake


Freshwater Lakes and Ponds:

C7F – North Norwegian Lakes, including species like Brown Trout, Arctic charr, whitefish, vendace

C8F – Italian Lake Garda, including species like whitefish, Arctic charr

C9F – Czech Republic Lakes, includes species like catfish, pike-perch, carp, whitefish

C10A – Hungary, includes Fish like carp and catfish


Marine Aquaculture:

C11A – North East Atlantic, includes species like Atlantic salmon and cod

C12A – Greece, includes species like sea bass and meagre

C13A – Spain, Iberian upwelling, includes species like blue mussel and carpet shell

C14A – Scotland, includes species like blue mussel, flat and cupped oyster

C15A – Italy, includes species like blue musel and carpet Shell


C16AF – European Waters overall, includes all species in the 15 different case studies