Fishing Can Be Profitable for Emerging Economies, but …

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People who live in developing nations don’t just need income; they also need nourishment

Not long ago, fish of all kinds, including tuna, snapper and grouper, caught in coral reefs and mangrove forests of Pacific island nations like the Solomon Islands and East Timor filled the plates of local communities living near the sea. What they didn’t catch themselves, they bought from other local fishers—typically the small, less valuable fish. Served with a bit of rice and vegetables, these fish provided them with many of the minerals, micronutrients and protein they needed.

Read the full story by Shakuntala Thilsted.

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