Fish play critical roles in the economic development and food security of coastal people. Yet sustained production of fish for nutrition and income is exposed to many stressors and shocks, notably globalization of trade, poor governance and planning in contested coastal zones, and extreme weather events. This research project therefore brings together three contrasting case studies that show the importance of fish in national and regional food systems: as a source or food in the aftermath of natural disasters, as a source of better nutrition, and as a source of income for coastal communities through pro-poor development of mariculture.

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