Aquatic diversity makes vital contribution to global food security

Published on: 09/25/2013
Source : FAO

Underwater and Unexplored Aquaculture and capture fisheries production make vital contributions to global food security and provide important livelihood opportunities and income for many subsistence fishing and farming families. The world’s wealth of fish genetic resources provides great potential to enable the aquaculture and fisheries sector to further enhance its contribution to food sec...

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September 25, 2013
Aquatic diversity makes vital contribution to global food security ? Yes it does, where it still exists, which is in fewer and fewer places. Until very large no take fish zones are created, populations that rely on fishing just to sustain life will die. Ocean fishing licences are up for grabs to the highest bidder, local native populations are not being considered. As fish becomes scarcer and prices rise these subsistence fisherman will and are disappearing.
A free and ever declining ocean resource becomes more expensive more powers will be needed to protect this vital resource.
Even in the western world records of inland capture fisheries do not exist and have never really done so, expecting such data in the developing world is but a dream.
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Louis Landesman
Louis Landesman
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