Aquaculture as a solution for food and livelihoods security in the Coral Triangle



Posted on 07 October 2013  | 
The WWF Coral Triangle Programme recently came out with a discussion paper on how aquaculture, if managed well and responsibly, can provide clear solutions for food and livelihood security issues in the Coral Triangle region.

The discussion paper, titled Sustainable Aquaculture as a Solution for Food and Livelihood Security in the Coral Triangle: Recommendations for Strategic Investment, provides an in-depth look at the rapid expansion of the aquaculture industry in the Asian part of the Coral Triangle region and its significance to food and livelihoods, recognizing the industry as an increasingly significant component of the region’s economy and a vital source of daily protein needs for people and communities in this part of the world.

In addition, the paper highlights the numerous environmental and socio-cultural impacts of aquaculture to the Coral Triangle’s fragile marine ecosystems and more importantly, provides recommendations and solutions to help transform this industry into a more responsible one, capable of addressing the growing food and livelihood needs of this region.

Through clear examples and case studies of aquaculture practices from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, the paper describes trends in aquaculture development around Asia and summarizes some key lessons on best practices in different current types of aquaculture.

This informative resource aims to make recommendations for investors and other parties interested to support sustainable aquaculture as part of a blue economy for livelihoods and food security in the Coral Triangle region.

Download the full paper here.
Sustainable Aquaculture as a Solution for Food and Livelihood Security in the Coral Triangle: Recommendations for Strategic Investment
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