Aquaculture development and production in Newfoundland and Labrador will likely need to adapt to changing sea temperatures. Warmer conditions can affect the number and ranges of species that can be cultured in the province, as well as affect seasonal productivity levels for existing sites. Additionally, changes in coastal conditions and adverse weather caused by warmer waters can affect site design and infrastructure, harvesting schedules, and the site-selection for new aquaculture farms. These complex and hard-to-predict changes mean that aquaculture firms will need to plan ahead and adopt new practices and technologies to protect their investments, as well as to adapt to and exploit new conditions.
This application was created by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Office of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. It is designed to provide a broad overview of how climate change is impacting Newfoundland and Labrador, and facilitate meeting curriculum outcomes for the high school course Environmental Science 3205.