March 28, 2023

Small Fisheries Have a Bigger Impact Than You Might Imagine

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

An article in National Fisherman highlighted top findings from Illuminating Hidden Harvests: The Contributions of Small-Scale Fisheries to Sustainable Development, a collaborative research effort of more than 800 experts worldwide that was led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Duke University and WorldFish. 

“This report provides perhaps the clearest picture to date of the global importance of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development,” said John Virdin, director of the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and assistant professor of the practice at the Nicholas School of the Environment. “The data and recommendations in this report can support policy making at all levels and, we hope, empower fishing communities and their advocates to push for productive, sustainable and equitable small-scale fisheries.”

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