Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

The challenges of extending climate risk insurance to fisheries

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    Hartmann, D. L. et al. in Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (eds Stocker, T. F. et al.) Ch. 2 (IPCC, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013).

  2. 2.

    Feser, F. et al. Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc. 141, 350–382 (2015).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3.

    Sainsbury, N. C. et al. Nat. Clim. Change 8, 648–659 (2018).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    Tadesse, M. A., Shiferaw, B. A. & Erenstein, O. Agric. Food Econ. 3, 26 (2015).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 5.

    Caribbean countries to benefit from access to insurance for the fisheries sector (CCRIF SPC, 2019); https://go.nature.com/2WLw5yD

  6. 6.

    Müller, B., Johnson, L. & Kreuer, D. Glob. Environ. Change 46, 23–33 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. 7.

    Finkbeiner, E. M. et al. Mar. Policy 88, 359–364 (2018).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  8. 8.

    Surminski, S. Nat. Clim. Change 6, 333–334 (2016).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. 9.

    Blankespoor, B., Dasgupta, S. & Lange, G. M. Ambio 46, 478 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. 10.

    Cattermoul, B., Brown. D. & Poulain, F. Fisheries and Aquaculture Emergency Response Guidance (FAO, 2014).

  11. 11.

    Fisher, E., Hellin, J., Greatrex, H. & Jensen, N. Dev. Policy Rev. 37, 581–602 (2019).

    Google Scholar 

  12. 12.

    Kalikoski, D. C. et al. in Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries and Aquaculture (eds Brarange, M. et al.) 19–40 (FAO, 2018).

  13. 13.

    Harper, S., Grubb, C., Stiles, M. & Sumaila, U. R. Coast. Manag. 45, 91–106 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  14. 14.

    ‘InsuResilience’ to provide the poor with more financial protection against climate risks (UNFCCC, 2017); https://go.nature.com/2CblUtE

Download references

Acknowledgements

N.C.S. acknowledges the financial support of the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC; GW4+ studentships NE/L002434/1), the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and Willis Research Network. Three Cefas employees (S.C.M., J.K.P. and B.L.T.) are authors of this work. S.C.M., J.K.P. and B.L.T. acknowledge financial support from the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (C7049). We thank the World Bank for comments on the draft manuscript.

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Nigel C. Sainsbury.

Ethics declarations

Competing interests

S.C.M., J.K.P. and B.L.T. were funded by the World Bank (Consultancy Services contract 7184810) to develop the fisheries assessment methodology that contributed to the COAST parametric insurance scheme.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Sainsbury, N.C., Turner, R.A., Townhill, B.L. et al. The challenges of extending climate risk insurance to fisheries. Nat. Clim. Chang. 9, 896–897 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0645-z

Download citation

Further reading

Search

Quick links