"Artisanal fisheries contribute to sustainable livelihoods of people in several ways accounting for more than 80% of total fish production in Nigeria. Climate change arising from global warming, increasing temperature, stratification and changes in ecosystem processes brings flooding, precipitation, evaporation, run-off and flow with potential serious negative impacts on fish assemblages and productions, fishing activities, fishers catch per unit effort, fish breeding, morphology, resistance to species invasion, wild fish seed supply, fish meal and oil and likelihood of spread of vector-borne diseases. Fishing gears, fishing processing and marketing, fishing periods could be affected and at the extreme total abandonment of artisanal fisheries could occur on account of climate change. Understanding climate change and its impacts on the ecosystem will provide accurate decision, capacity building and adaptive management in tackling the problems as it will provide practical, scientific, technical and socio-economic actions to mitigate the challenges currently and in the futureĀ…" Mustapha MK, Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Artisanal Fisheries of Nigeria The Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture is a Peer Reviewed Open Access Journal published by OMICS Group. OMICS Group has been expanding its publication services by launching OMICS Translation Services, which is equipped with professional translators who only translate into their mother tongue and guarantee the best exchange of knowledge across linguistic borders. Authors from the field of Fisheries, now have the opportunity to share their valuable research from their native language to English or from English to other international languages including French, German and Spanish. OMICS Group has recently been acquiring reputed journals from many prestigious publishers all over the word. It has now a large repertoire of 700+ peer-reviewed journals of which, the quality and originality are insured by over 50,000+ editorial board members. "
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