Global perspectives on sustainable food security and nutrition for fisheries and aquaculture
Category : Updates
Excellent presentation given at North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Bergen by Gro-Ingunn Hemre (FSN Presentation), National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) based on the United Nations Committee on World Food Security and their High Level Panel of Experts.
The full report, ‘The Role of Sustainable Fisheries & Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition’ will be released in Spain during April 2014.
One of the bold statements made is that ’Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.’
Gro-Ingunn highlighted that:
- Fish – strikingly missing from strategies for reduction of nutrient deficiency, precisely where it could have the largest impact
- Whilst fish is a rich source for the poor when you check Google on Protein you get 39 million hits saying increase your plant protein & reduce animal protein intake for good health? Yet FISH is not evaluated.
Altogether the report will have 12 recommendations amongst those will be that all nations should incorporate fish in nutrition programs; that fish, terrestrial animal and plant protein are all essential elements and equality through gender focus.
AwF have requested that a full presentation be made at World Aquaculture Adelaide Conference in Adelaide 7-11 June 2014.