Lenfest Ocean Program

Supporting Science and Communicating Results

Research Project

The Importance of Marine Fisheries and Ecosystems for Food Security in China

Overview

This project brings together Chinese scientists and Western scientists to discuss issues in food security and marine fisheries management. China relies on marine fisheries to feed a growing population. Its vessels fish on the high seas and in the waters of other nations. In addition, it is the world’s largest consumer of fishmeal, which is produced mainly from wild-caught forage fish and used as feed for pigs and farmed fish. These activities affect global trade and the management of many fisheries. Through a series of symposia, participants will explore these connections.

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