September 16, 2021

How Aquatic Food Could Serve Us

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

As environmental degradation intensifies while obesity and undernourishment are on the rise, attention has turned to how aquatic foods could help address these challenges. Aquatic foods, like fish and seaweed, from oceans and fresh water present a solution to malnutrition around the globe, as reported by a major new assessment. Some of the most nutritious aquatic foods have fewer environmental impacts than their land-based counterparts. Such foods emerge as an option to fulfill nutritional needs while minimizing further damage to the planet, researchers say. 

"It is important to get ocean food systems into the global conversation about ending hunger," said John Virdin, director of the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute, in an article for Axios. Virdin was not involved in the research.

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