Nearshore fish aggregating devices (FADs): A technology to boost fisheries production and combat malnutrition in Timor-Leste

Benefits of artisanal nearshore FADs in Timor-Leste • Food production and nutrition security: FADs provide an opportunity to increase the sustainable production of nutrient-rich food in Timor-Leste to combat chronic malnutrition. • Coastal resource management: FADS transfer fishing effort from the reef to the pelagic zone. • Climate change adaptation: FADS act as a food security buffer against socioeconomic and climate shocks, and they increase the resilience of coral reef ecosystems.

2030 Research and Innovation Strategy: Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet

The WorldFish Research and Innovation Strategy 2020-2030: Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet charts a decade-long aquatic foods agenda toward sustainable and equitable global food systems. The strategy sets WorldFish's areas of impact, research priorities and innovation partnerships on a pathway to end hunger and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 by transforming food, land and water systems with aquatic foods.

 

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