Cassandra De Young

Environment and natural resource economist

Environmental and natural resource economist, with a particular interest in promoting discussions on the social and economic contributions of the aquatic systems as part of integrated management efforts. Most of De Young's 13-year tenure at the FAO has related to the development of fisheries management plans and strategies and supporting the ecosystem approach to fisheries. Understanding human choices and drivers of change, the benefits derived from the sector as well as the sector’s impacts on the aquatic systems have always been central to her work. She currently chairs the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department’s Climate Change Working Group.


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16 March 2015
How might climate change impact fisheries production and trade? This article offers a preliminary view of what is known and suggests areas for further research. The UN Zero Hunger Challenge aims at providing adequate food for all, making all food systems sustainable, increasing smallholder...