Sustainable Fisheries and Food Security

Harnessing global fisheries to tackle micronutrient deficiencies

Micronutrient deficiencies account for an estimated one million premature deaths annually, and for some nations can reduce gross domestic product by up to 11%, highlighting the need for food policies that focus on improving nutrition rather than simply increasing the volume of food produced. People gain nutrients from a varied diet, although fish—which are a rich source of bioavailable micronutrients that are essential to human health—are often overlooked.

Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Deep Sea Fisheries: Lessons from Orange Roughy

<p>An overview of deep-sea fisheries is provided in Section 2. This is followed, in Section 3, by a description of the biological characteristics of Orange Roughy, a summary of Orange Roughy fisheries globally, a discussion of management and ecosystem impacts of these fisheries and an overview of international trade in Orange Roughy. Four case studies of Orange Roughy fisheries are presented in Section 4. These case studies, together with information on other Orange Roughy fisheries globally, are used, in Section 5, to identify lessons from the experience of Orange Roughy management.

Restoration of Hong Kong Fisheries Through Deployment of Artificial Reefs in Marine Protected Areas

<p>We provide details of a restoration programme to restore Hong Kong's marine ecosystems and fisheries through the deployment of artificial reefs (AR) within marine parks and fishery-protected areas (FPA). The programme is being implemented in two phases. The first phase has involved AR deployment in recently established marine parks. The second phase will involve the establishment of FPA selected specifically for their suitability for AR deployment and fisheries restoration.

Artisanal Fishing, Sustainable Development and Co-Management of Resources: Analysis of a Successful Project in West Africa

<p>This document reports on the achievements of a project for the co-management of fisheries resources carried out by IUCN in Guinea-Bissau since 1991 (Rio Grande de Buba region). It provides a summary analysis of the approach taken by the project and its achievements, offering a set of guidelines and lessons learned which will enable replication of the project at other sites.</p>


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