Evaluation of the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food security in developing countries

Akpaniteaku, R.C. and Weimin, M. and Xinhua, Y. (2005) Evaluation of the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food security in developing countries. Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly, 28(1-2), pp. 28-32.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Title: Evaluation of the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food security in developing countries
Personal Creator/Author:
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Akpaniteaku, R.C.
Weimin, M.
Xinhua, Y.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, Worldfish Center Quarterly
Volume: 28
Number: 1-2
Page Range: pp. 28-32
Date: 2005
ISSN: 1511-8533
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inland fisheries; Freshwater aquaculture; Women
Subjects: Aquaculture
Fisheries
Item ID: 9043
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2012 07:03
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2012 07:03
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9043

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