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
China has a momentous opportunity to restore its wild fisheries and protect marine ecosystems, according to a 2017 study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In China’s 13th five-year plan, launched in 2016, the central government for the first time explicitly listed social equity and environmental protection as priorities on par with economic development. Read More
This month 30 scientists will convene at a symposium to discuss how our oceans will meet rising demands for seafood. Read More