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Issue No:86
  • :0973-1121
  • :November
  • :2021

Samudra Report No.86, November 2021

 

Time to Shift Gear
It is high time that negotiations on subsidies at the WTO result in an agreement whose primary goal is transparency and universality in fisheries conservation and management measures
The draft Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies (WT/MIN(21)/W/5) from the Chair of the Negotiation Group on Rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), ought to be welcomed. This text is to facilitate the final negotiations ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) to be held soon in Geneva (30 November to 3 December)....


 

Kenya / Aquaculture

Eat More Fish

For better nutrition outcomes, national fisheries and food policies in Kenya should include aquaculture in developing positive attitudes towards consumption of value-added fish products



This article is by Maureen Cheserek (mcheserek@egerton.ac.ke), Department of Human Nutrition, Egerton University; Kevin Obiero (k.obiero@kmfri@.go.ke), Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Sangoro Centre; and Erick Ogelo (erick.ogello@gmail.com), Department of Fisheries and Natural Resources, Maseno University, Kenya.



Fish has become an important component of food systems in the global agenda for nutrition and food security, with the fisheries and aquaculture sector providing essential protein to vulnerable populations across the globe. However, for this to continue, large-scale and small-scale fish producers, governments and other stakeholders must work together to create a significant impact in improving livelihoods, diversifying diets and maximizing the contribution of fish to human nutrition.

In Kenya fish is a vital source of essential macro- and micro-nutrients that can play an important role in reducing the high prevalence of undernutrition. The total annual fish production in the country is estimated at 180,000 tonnes,...

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