The Importance of Marine Fisheries and Ecosystems for Food Security in China
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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China has a momentous opportunity to restore its wild fisheries and protect marine ecosystems, according to a new study. For the first time, the central government has explicitly listed social equity and environmental protection as priorities on par with economic development. Achieving that vision in the ocean, however, will require serious institutional adjustments. Read More
This month 30 scientists will convene at a symposium to discuss how our oceans will meet rising demands for seafood. Read More
In a new study published in Science on January 9, a research team supported by the Lenfest Ocean Program and led by scientists from Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment, offers a clearer picture of China’s influence on global fisheries. Read More