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Fish, Forks and Finance: The Importance of Wild Fisheries to Food and Job Security

Sustainable management of wild fisheries, especially small-scale fisheries, is critical for achieving local food security and poverty reduction in many developing countries--but fish are often overlooked in international and national food security discussions and action plans, despite their nutritious content and wide trade. This seminar reviewed the evidence on the importance of wild fisheries, showed how management approaches can restore and enhance natural productivity and sustainability of coastal fisheries, and described increasing investments in this area by the private sector.

Agrilinks, April 2016