Publicado el 15 May, 2023 / News

A comprehensive study was undertaken to examine the role of Aquaculture in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The journal JWAS has published a global review titled “Perspectives on the contribution of aquaculture to the Sustainable Development Goals to improve human and planetary health,” led by Dr. Max Troell and with contributions from co-authors from numerous global aquaculture institutions, including the Principal Investigators of the Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR), Dr. Doris Soto (Integrative Program) and Dr. Jorge Dresdner (Socioeconomic Sustainability).

The publication emphasizes that aquaculture, with its diversity of species, systems, and geographical distribution, is making increasingly important contributions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)/Agenda 2030, and has the potential to do even better in the future. However, its significant role in food security, nutrition, livelihoods, economies, and cultures is not clearly visible in the Agenda 21 declaration. This may partly reflect the level of development of aquaculture policies compared to its terrestrial counterpart; agriculture, and possibly also because aquaculture as a relevant sector historically originated in a few key regions and countries. This review highlights the need for better integration of aquaculture in global food system dialogues considering its comparative advantages in terms of sustainability and its potential for improvement.

Read the paper “Perspectives on aquaculture’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals for improved human and planetary health“.