A recent paper stating that farmed shrimp has a ‘jumbo’ carbon footprint is an overestimate, say WorldFish and partner researchers, largely because it fails to account for the greatly reduced competition between shrimp farms and mangrove forests as well as an increased recognition of the value of mangroves.
Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic animals and plants, is the fastest-growing food-production sector in the world. Today, this source provides half of all fish for human consumption (FAO 2016).
Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Senior Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, guest blogs on the importance of equity in the blue growth economy. At the Global Ocean Action Summit in late April, while speaking on a panel I quipped that the Summit’s subtitle , “Action for Food Security and Blue Growth,” should have been Action for Food Security and Inclusive Blue Growth, because so many different equity issues underpin the success of the blue growth agenda.