Inland fisheries critical for nourishing young children in sub-Saharan Africa, study reveals

Kate McMahon -

A woman dries small fish in the Mongu District of Zambia. Inland freshwater fish are an underutilized natural resource that provide vital nutrients to young children in rural areas. Photo by Olek Kaminski.
Inland fisheries are critical to supplying children with the nutritious, diverse diets required for cognitive development in rural sub-Saharan households, a new WorldFish research publication revealed. 

Policymakers urged to prioritize aquatic foods to end malnutrition

Matthew O'Leary -

Fish and other aquatic foods offer a life-changing opportunity for the hundreds of millions of undernourished people around the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Photo by Neil Palmer.
Global policymakers and development funders have been urged to think of fish and other aquatic species as a critical solution to food insecurity, and not just as a natural resource that supports livelihoods, in a newly-published paper by a group of multidisciplinary experts.