Risk of impacts from extreme weather and climate in river-based tilapia cage culture in Northern Thailand

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dc.contributor.author Lebel, Phimphakan
dc.contributor.author Whangchai, Niwooti
dc.contributor.author Chitmanat, Chanagun
dc.contributor.author Lebel, Louis
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T15:19:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T15:19:34Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-11
dc.date.issued 2015-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/56136
dc.description.abstract This paper analyses the direct impacts of extreme weather, high and low flow events, seasonality and other climate-related phenomena on river-based tilapia cage aquaculture in Northern Thailand. An interdisciplinary approach was taken, which included analysis of secondary water flow and meteorological data, quantitative and qualitative surveys of farmers' experiences with extreme events, and direct observations during critical periods. Findings show that extreme high and low flows adversely impact a substantial fraction of farms, causing damage to cages, fish deaths, slow growth and disease problems. Economic losses are significant and result in financial debt. Compensation and assistance following floods is modest relative to losses, and coverage is incomplete. Probability of extreme flows and impacts vary among locations, are highly seasonal, and vary inter-annually. These findings are important to improving management of climate-related risks, under both current and future climatic conditions. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (21 p. : ill.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Inderscience, Geneva, Switzerland en
dc.subject CLIMATE en
dc.subject FLOODS en
dc.subject AQUACULTURE en
dc.subject DROUGHT en
dc.subject ADAPTATION en
dc.subject RISK en
dc.subject TILAPIA en
dc.subject EXTREME WEATHER en
dc.subject THAILAND en
dc.title Risk of impacts from extreme weather and climate in river-based tilapia cage culture in Northern Thailand en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 107087
idrc.project.componentnumber 107087001
idrc.project.title Inland Aquaculture and Adaptation to Climate Change in Northern Thailand en
idrc.copyright.holder Inderscience
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en

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