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3. Food for All

Designing sustainable and secure future seafood systems

Summary

Food from the sea can make a larger contribution to healthy and sustainable diets, and to addressing hunger and malnutrition, through improvements in production, distribution and equitable access to wild harvest and mariculture resources and products. The supply and consumption of seafood is influenced by a range of ‘drivers’ including ecosystem change and ocean regulation, the influence of corporations and evolving consumer demand, as well as the growing focus on the importance of seafood for meeting nutritional needs. These drivers need to be examined in a holistic way to develop an informed understanding of the needs, potential impacts and solutions that align seafood production and consumption with relevant 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This paper uses an evidence-based narrative approach to examine how the anticipated global trends for seafood might be experienced by people in different social, geographical and economic situations over the next ten years. Key drivers influencing seafood within the global food system are identified and used to construct a future scenario based on our current trajectory (Business-as-usual 2030). Descriptive pathways and actions are then presented for a more sustainable future scenario that strives towards achieving the SDGs as far as technically possible (More sustainable 2030). Prioritising actions that not only sustainably produce more seafood, but consider aspects of access and utilisation, particularly for people affected by food insecurity and malnutrition, is an essential part of designing sustainable and secure future seafood systems.

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Lead Investigators

Anna Farmery

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security, University of Wollongong / CMS

Anchor

Reg Watson

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

Barbara Nowak

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Co-Authors

Meet our fellow team members who contribute to the success of this project.

Chris Carter

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / Blue Economy CRC

Aysha Fleming

CSIRO Land and Water / University of Tasmania / CMS

Bianca Haas

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Karen Evans

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Kelli Anderson

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Yannick Rousseau

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Ingrid van Putten

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere / CMS
Karen-Alexander

Karen Alexander

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS
Kirsty-Nash

Kirsty Nash

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Leo Dutra

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere / Centre for Marine Socioecology / School of Marine Studies, The University of the South Pacific

Linda Murray

Massey University

Catriona MacLeod

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Julia Blanchard

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS
Stewart Frusher

Stewart Frusher

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS
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Rowan Trebilco

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere / Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Gretta Pecl

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies / CMS

Senoveva Mauli

UOW (ANCORS)
Jeremie Kaltavara

Jeremie Kaltavara

Australian National Centre for Ocean Resource and Security, University of Wollongong

Mibu Fischer

CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere / CMS

Beth Fulton

CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere/ CMS / Blue Economy CRC
Dean Greeno

Dean Greeno

Riawunna Centre for Aboriginal Education / CMS, Australia

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