Contribution of Fisheries to Food and Nutrition Security: Current Knowledge, Policy, and Research

Report

In the context of the recently agreed-on United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the goal to end hunger, achieve food security, and improve nutrition, this report synthesizes the current understanding of capture fisheries’ contributions to food and nutrition security and explores drivers of those contributions. Further, the report examines how ensuring the sustainability of these fisheries—they provide nearly one-fifth of the average per capita animal protein intake for more than 3.1 billion people—and recognizing any synergies between conservation and food security objectives could be important considerations during policy development.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Virdin, J; Bennett, A; Basurto, X; Patil, P; Kleisner, K; Rader, D

Published Date

  • April 14, 2018

Book Title

  • Contribution of Fisheries to Food and Nutrition Security: Current Knowledge, Policy, and Research

Chapter

  • NI Report 18-02

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