Need to start valuing freshwater fisheries – world’s forgotten fishes

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    In discussions about food security, the importance of freshwater fisheries is invariably undervalued and overlooked. Yet freshwater fisheries provide 200 million people with their main source of animal protein and some vital nutrients, including many vulnerable communities and indigenous people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Time for policy makers to start factoring these critical fisheries (at least 13% of global fish catch but current estimates are undoubtedly a major underestimate) into development decisions….before they are lost. Important new report from 16 global conservation groups underlines the importance of these fisheries – and what needs to be done to safeguard them.

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