Inland fish and fisheries integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Nature Sustainability
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Abstract

Inland fish provide food for billions and livelihoods for millions of people worldwide and are integral to effective freshwater ecosystem function, yet the recognition of these services is notably absent in development discussions and policies, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How might the SDGs be enhanced if inland fishery services were integrated into policies and development schemes? Here, we examine the relationships between inland fish, sustainable fisheries, and functioning freshwater systems and the targets of the SDGs. Our goal is to highlight synergies across the SDGs, particularly No Poverty (SDG 1), Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) and Life on Land (SDG 15), that can be achieved with the inclusion of these overlooked inland fishery services.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Inland fish and fisheries integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Series title Nature Sustainability
DOI 10.1038/s41893-020-0517-6
Volume 3
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher Nature
Contributing office(s) National Climate Adaptation Science Center
Description 9 p.
First page 579
Last page 587
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