Fisheries and aquaculture

Park, Sarah, Cooper, Peter, Hossain, Mohammed Emdad, Attwood, Simon, Dinesh, Dhanush and Kam, Suan Pheng (2016) Fisheries and aquaculture. In: Agricultural practices and technologies to enhance food security, resilience and productivity in a sustainable manner: Messages to SBSTA 44 agriculture workshops. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

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Consumption of fish has increased rapidly over the past decades, particularly in Africa, and is likely to continue into the future (World Bank 2013). With a potential global shortfall in fish supply for direct human consumption of around 62 million metric tonnes by 2030, increasing attention is focused on the capacity of the global fish food system to meet demand (Hall and Schaffer 2015). Options for increasing the production of fish include wild capture fisheries and aquaculture production. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment report predicts that the geographic ranges of many global marine species will change, that marine biodiversity will reduce in sensitive regions, and that this will affect fisheries productivity. Small-scale fisheries in coastal and inland waterways may similarly decline in the face of a changing climate, and land-use change (Welcomme et al. 2010). In particular, it is believed that aquaculture, in view of its resilience and adaptability and diversity of species cultured, will emerge as an alternative source of livelihoods for many.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action,sdg 14 - life below water,sdg 15 - life on land ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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