WorldFish is pleased to welcome Dr. Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio to its Board of Trustees. “I am very excited about joining the board and seeing what this great and proud organization and its talented people can achieve,” she says of her appointment.
Climate change threatens the productivity of fisheries, and the livelihoods of many dependent communities. Fish producing countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America face challenges from a changing climate, but Africa is especially at risk, with fourteen of the world’s 20 most vulnerable countries found within the continent.
Today, efforts are needed to improve global food systems to boost human health and better protect the environment—and improvements in fisheries and aquaculture systems, particularly in developing countries, will be critical to this.