The International workshop on climate and oceanic fisheries in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, 3‐5 October 2011 considered strategies for reducing climate risks due to climate variability and extremes for oceanic fishers, to make food production more sustainable. A special issue of the journal Climatic Change is being prepared on improving climate services distributed to all appropriate agencies and organizations involved in designing and implementing strategies and related services to fishers. Recommendations for the provision of improved climate services to the fisheries communities to most National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, and Fisheries Agencies were made and methodologies and practices utilizing weather and climate risk management tools for fishers, and introduction in one Pacific Island country were developed. Sustainable oceanic fisheries in many of the ocean basins involving developing countries can be fostered through use of climate products and services, as well as those climate risk technologies selected for trial. All the different agencies sponsoring this workshop are engaged in the transfer of production and traditional technologies, to developing countries as discussed under WSSD Plan of Implementation, Part 107.