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Publication | 23 October 2020

JRC Knowledge review 2020 “Fisheries and food and nutrition security in developing countries”

This “knowledge management brief” provides at a glance the key messages of the publications listed above:

  • Small-scale fisheries contribute in many developing countries to food and nutrition security as well as to household, local and national economies.
  • Sustainable fisheries can contribute toward sustainable food systems.
  • Trade of fish and fish products plays an important role in food and nutrition security in developing countries.
  • Unsustainable management of marine stocks, climate change and pollution of waters represent major threats for the sector and could comprise its contribution to food and nutrition security.
  • Effective fisheries management has been implemented with success in some locations and can be used as a model.
  • The EU promotes worldwide sustainable fisheries and aquaculture through different instruments.
  • Exploiting the synergies between aquaculture and agriculture, through an agroecological approach, represents a promising option.
JRC Knowledge review 2020 “Fisheries and food and nutrition security in developing countries”
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