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.
Egyptian chefs cook up farmed tilapia at the La Cuisine event in Cairo. Photo by Mohamed Hassan, 2016.
With the successful expansion of tilapia aquaculture in Egypt, improved farming and fish handling practices, and the high price of alternative protein sources, chefs in Cairo are starting to take more notice of locally-farmed tilapia.