Inland capture fishery contributions to global food security and threats to their future

Global Food Security
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Abstract

Inland fish and fisheries play important roles in ensuring global food security. They provide a crucial source of animal protein and essential micronutrients for local communities, especially in the developing world. Data concerning fisheries production and consumption of freshwater fish are generally inadequately assessed, often leading decision makers to undervalue their importance. Modification of inland waterways for alternative uses of freshwater (particularly dams for hydropower and water diversions for human use) negatively impacts the productivity of inland fisheries for food security at local and regional levels. This paper highlights the importance of inland fisheries to global food security, the challenges they face due to competing demands for freshwater, and possible solutions.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Inland capture fishery contributions to global food security and threats to their future
Series title Global Food Security
DOI 10.1016/j.gfs.2014.09.005
Volume 3
Issue 3-4
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, National Climate Adaptation Science Center
Description 7 p.
First page 142
Last page 148
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N