Food Security in the Context of Fisheries and Aquaculture – A Governability Challenge

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Part of the MARE Publication Series book series (MARE, volume 7)

Abstract

Food security is the right of all people to have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. Food security is governed across scales from household and local to national and global and food security issues are typically diverse, complex and dynamic – perfect territory for an interactive governance approach. Fish make essential contributions to food security at all levels, by providing high quality protein, lipids for brain development and function, and micronutrients. Many capture fisheries are in crisis and aquaculture, although having huge potential, is facing difficult intersectorial and environmental problems. These problems and potentials are reviewed from the perspective of making interventions to improve governability along the fish chains from fishery and farm to consumer. A worked example is attempted for three aquaculture fish chains.

Keywords

Aquaculture Capture fisheries Fish chains Fisheries Fish trade Food security Governability 

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  1. 1.Independent Consultant Aquatic BiologistMakati CityPhilippines

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