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Fisheries & Aquaculture
In the debate about food security and poverty alleviation the fishery sector is mostly mentioned only in passing, if at all, even though at least one billion people depend on fish as the main source of animal food and at least one-tenth of the world population depend for their livelihood on fisheries and aquaculture. The World Bank and FAO estimate that demand for aquatic food will continue to rise. But around one-third of all fish populations are already overfished. Large-scale illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries worsen the problem, and also contribute to loss of revenues, employment and fish supplies for local populations. Numerous other factors, such as environmental pollution, littering and increasing extraction of raw materials from the seabed, and also natural disasters and climate change have an impact on the state of the oceans. How can we succeed in using aquatic resources sustainably while at the same time ensuring that inequalities in access to them are eliminated so that small-scale fishers and aquaculture communities also benefit from the value chains? Our authors present the challenges, lessons learned and approaches to solutions from the point of view of development cooperation, civil society and science.
- State subsidies for broad insurances of aquaculture stocks are socially unjust
- “Diversity is the fundamental principle to use”
- Global fisheries – still a blind spot in international cooperation
- Small in size – big in value. Celebrating small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture in 2022
- Thinking terrestrial and aquatic food systems together
- Boosting transdisciplinary research for small-scale fisheries
- More aquaculture to feed the world? Not at the expense of African fishing communities
- Sustainable fisheries need transparency
- “We have nothing to hide, but everything to share”
- Fish Forever – community-led solutions to solve coastal overfishing
- “Certification is not an end in itself”
- How to achieve an equitable and just “30 by 30”
- Building a better future for African coastal fishing communities
- Aquaculture feeding – problematic, but not without alternatives
- Cell-based (fish) meat – no longer a pie in the sky
- How India’s fishermen cope with the pandemic
- Fish Forward – campaigning for better fisheries management worldwide
- A climate change knowledge network for Indian fish farmers
- … a key to food security and poverty alleviation
- … a huge challenge for development cooperation
- Can aquaculture help the hungry poor?
- Towards sustainable tuna fisheries in the Philippines
- Building confidence in certified seafood: the GSSI
- Group certification: the silver bullet for smallholders?
- SSF Guidelines: Vital momentum for small-scale fishers
- Satellite data aid India’s fishermen for better livelihood
- Small fish with a big potential for women’s business?
- High tech to secure fish stocks
- Captain Iglo mustn’t come to Africa!
- Insects – a protein source with a recycling potential
- Hot topics in aquaculture research