Poverty reduction through blue growth jobs

Environmental & Analytical Toxicology

ISSN: 2161-0525

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Poverty reduction through blue growth jobs

World Congress and Expo on Recycling

July 20-22, 2015 Barcelona, Spain

Amaj Rahimi Midani

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Environ Anal Toxicol

Abstract :

The fishery sector is playing an important role for food security, poverty reduction, trade and employment contributing to economic development and growth in many countries. In 2010, fisheries and aquaculture provided livelihood and income for approximately 54.8 million people engaged in this sector. Apart from the harvest sector, fisheries and aquaculture provide jobs in activities such as processing, packaging, manufacturing, net and gear making, vessel construction and research. In many societies, the livelihood of less affluent people remains reliant on natural resources. Waters, forests and soils form the basis of many commercial and subsistence activities and may provide a safety net in times of crisis. Currently, the primary issues in fisheries are overexploitation, over capitalization and the negative consequences of fishing on marine life and associated habitats. Over 63% of world fishery stocks are threatened by rising temperature, pollution and overexploitation. Blue Growth Initiative (BGI) is a new concept introduced by United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to manage fishery development more systematically. Creating more jobs by reusing and recycling all parts of fish can help not only to consume the resources more efficiently but also helps to eradicate poverty in most coastal countries. As an example we can point out reusing the fish parts in fish feeds that are used in Aquaculture farms.

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