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Evaluation of the Contribution of Fisheries and Aquaculture to Food Security in Developing Countries

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Akpaniteaku, R. C.; Weimin, M.; Xinhua, Y.
Journal: NAGA, WorldFish Center Quarterly
Volume: 28
Date: 2005
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2431
Sector: Fisheries
Subject(s): fisheries--developing countries
aquaculture--developing countries
food supply--developing countries
Abstract: "Fish contain important nutrients such as essential fatty acids, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C. Production of freshwater fish depends on the strategic application of various management techniques. The demand for fish products has increased beyond the natural supply, resulting in a high pressure on fisheries. Development of aquaculture is necessary for a rapid growth in fish production. A number of constraints hamper the development of aquaculture. Introduction of polyculture technologies in some countries is a way of maximizing production from different levels of the food chain. The roles of women in making fish products available to consumers is frequently over-looked by policy makers. Gender equity in policy-making and management of fisheries and in capacity building is an important issue. Fish production from inland waters and coastal areas can be increased by adopting cage and pen culture systems. Input subsidies and loans to resource poor farmers can boost fish production."

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