Over 190 countries made a formal commitment to sustainable and inclusive aquatic food systems at the 34th session of FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI34). The move underscores the critical role of aquatic foods to achieve the 2030 sustainable development agenda and transform global food systems for healthy people and planet, a global concern that will be discussed at the UN Food Systems Summit in September. 

At the end of the week-long meeting, FAO member states endorsed the first-ever Declaration for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, setting a global vision to boost aquatic food systems’ contribution to ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition while supporting livelihoods. In its observer role, WorldFish submitted evidence-based recommendations on how aquatic foods can lead COVID-19 recovery and advance the sustainable development agenda that shaped the declaration… Read the rest

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