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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2021

Fishing in the city for food—a paradigmatic case of sustainability in urban blue space

Joosse, Sofie; Hensle, Lara ; Boonstra, Wiebren J.; Ponzelar, Charlotte; Olsson, Jens;

Abstract

This article presents fishing in the city for food (FCF) as a trenchant example of urban ecology, and the ways in which urban dwellers use, interact with, and depend on urban blue spaces. Our literature review demonstrates how FCF is studied in a diverse body of scientific publications that rarely draw on each other. As such, FCF and its relevance for sustainable and just planning of urban blue space remain relatively unknown. Using the literature review, a survey of FCF in European capitals, and examples from FCF in Stockholm, we demonstrate how attention to FCF raises pertinent and interrelated questions about access to water, food and recreation; human health; animal welfare and aquatic urban biodiversity.

Published in

npj Urban Sustainability

2021, volume: 1, article number: 41

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development
Hensle, Lara (Hensle, Lara)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development
Boonstra, Wiebren J.
Uppsala University
Ponzelar, Charlotte
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources

Associated SLU-program

Lakes and watercourses
Built environment

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
SDG3 Good health and wellbeing
SDG2 Zero hunger

UKÄ Subject classification

Fish and Aquacultural Science

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s42949-021-00043-9

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/114857