Water for fish: Sustainable inland fisheries

Inland fisheries are being overlooked in policy, management and development decisions, which is ultimately undermining the vital food and livelihood benefits they provide to the poor.

Finding solutions to this challenge was the topic of the ‘Water for Fish: Sustainable Inland Fisheries’ side event hosted by Conservation International (CI) on 28 August 2018 during Stockholm World Water Week.

Using examples from inland fisheries across Africa and Asia, speakers from CI, FAO, IWMI (a managing part of FISH), TNC, University of Hull, USGS, Wetlands International, and WWF discussed strategies to ensure the sustainability of inland fisheries; many of which involved engaging more with the broader water sector.