The role of fish in a globally changing food system

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Applied research and adaptive management techniques can assist with the necessary evolution of sustainable food systems to include a stronger emphasis on fish and other aquatic organisms. Fish provide key macro‐ and micronutrients and protein, are low in saturated fat, and have been linked to a wide array of health benefits for the developing fetus, infants, and adults. Diet quality is not only important for reducing nutrient deficiency, but is now regarded as essential for preventing chronic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and cancers. Small‐scale aquaculture also contributes to poverty alleviation and promotes food and nutrition security in less developed parts of the world. Climate change and climate variability influence aquatic ecosystems and fish populations. Ocean acidification is most commonly cited as being detrimental to marine invertebrates and algae that build carbonate structures.

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title The role of fish in a globally changing food system
ISBN 978-0-89118-358-7
DOI 10.2134/agronmonogr60.2014.0059
Volume 60
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher ACSESS Books
Contributing office(s) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, National Climate Adaptation Science Center
Description 15 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Agroclimatology: Linking agriculture to climate
First page 579
Last page 593
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