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Review article - Peer-reviewed, 2022

Seafood in Food Security: A Call for Bridging the Terrestrial-Aquatic Divide

Stetkiewicz, Stacia; Norman, Rachel A.; Allison, Edward Hugh; Andrew, Neil L.; Ara, Gulshan; Banner-Stevens, Gill; Belton, Ben; Beveridge, Malcolm; Bogard, Jessica R.; Bush, Simon R.; Coffee, Pete; Crumlish, Margaret; Edwards, Peter; Eltholth, Mahmoud; Falconer, Lynne; Ferreira, Joao G.; Garrett, Angus; Gatward, Iain; Islam, Faruk U.; Kaminski, Alexander M.;
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Abstract

The contribution of seafood to global food security is being increasingly highlighted in policy. However, the extent to which such claims are supported in the current food security literature is unclear. This review assesses the extent to which seafood is represented in the recent food security literature, both individually and from a food systems perspective, in combination with terrestrially-based production systems. The results demonstrate that seafood remains under-researched compared to the role of terrestrial animal and plant production in food security. Furthermore, seafood and terrestrial production remain siloed, with very few papers addressing the combined contribution or relations between terrestrial and aquatic systems. We conclude that far more attention is needed to the specific and relative role of seafood in global food security and call for the integration of seafood in a wider interdisciplinary approach to global food system research.

Keywords

food security; seafood; food system; food and nutrition security; interdisciplinary

Published in

Frontiers in sustainable food systems
2022, volume: 5, article number: 703152
Publisher: FRONTIERS MEDIA SA

Authors' information

Stetkiewicz, Stacia
University of Nottingham
Stetkiewicz, Stacia
University of Stirling
Norman, Rachel A.
University of Stirling
Allison, Edward Hugh
University of Washington
Allison, Edward Hugh
CGIAR
Andrew, Neil L.
University of Wollongong
Ara, Gulshan
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR)
Banner-Stevens, Gill
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Belton, Ben
CGIAR
Belton, Ben
Michigan State University
Beveridge, Malcolm
No organisation
Bogard, Jessica R.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Bush, Simon R.
Wageningen University and Research
Coffee, Pete
University of Stirling
Crumlish, Margaret
University of Stirling
Edwards, Peter
Asian Institute of Technology
Eltholth, Mahmoud
Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB)
Eltholth, Mahmoud
University of Edinburgh
Eltholth, Mahmoud
Roslin Institute
Eltholth, Mahmoud
University of Stirling
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Sustainable Development Goals

SDG2 Zero hunger

UKÄ Subject classification

Food Science
Fish and Aquacultural Science

Publication Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.703152

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/115922