Fishing for proteins ! How marine fisheries impact on global food security | WWF
Fishing for proteins ! How marine fisheries impact on global food security

Posted on 12 January 2017

By 2050, millions of people in developing countries might not be able to afford fish, which currently constitutes a major source of food and protein, according to a new WWF report on the future of global fish supply.
By 2050, millions of people in developing countries might not be able to afford fish, which currently constitutes a major source of food and protein, according to a new WWF report on the future of global fish supply.
 
The report: “Fishing for proteins – How marine fisheries impact on global food security up to 2050”, analyse how much fish can sustainably be taken from the seas by 2050. The analysis foreshadows that many people living in poverty will opt to export fish rather than eat it and will not have access to this source of protein.
 
To prevent this from happening, WWF calls on decision-makers to prioritise improved fisheries management as a key part of the action plan to secure the ocean’s valuable resources for future generations.
 
In that sense a Western Indian Ocean Economy report will be launch next 24th of January in Madagascar. This report highlights the region’s considerable marine and coastal wealth and the serious consequences of failing to address current pressures on the ocean. It also sets out priority actions on how to protect the economic, food security and livelihood values of ocean assets in the region. 
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