New Campaign Presents Policy Opportunities for Sustainable Aquatic Food Systems
Launched in 2019, the BFA sought to bring blue foods to the forefront of policy discussions at the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit. In collaboration with WorldFish, the Environmental Defense Fund, World Wildlife Fund, the World Economic Forum, and others, the BFA was successful in raising awareness about the importance of blue foods in policy discussions. Research published by the BFA scientists finds that small-scale fisheries provide livelihoods for more than 800 million people worldwide, playing a crucial role in food and nutrition security. As climate change and other pervasive threats impact small-scale aquaculture, the BFA advocates for policy dialogue that addresses the complexities of marine ecosystems.