Seafood in Food Security: a call for bridging the terrestrial-aquatic divide

Stacia Stetkiewicz, Rachel Norman, Edward Hugh Allison, Neil L. Andrew, Gulshan Ara, Gill Banner-Stevens, Ben Belton, Malcolm Beveridge, Jessica R. Bogard, Simon R. Bush, Pete Coffee, Margaret Crumlish, Peter Edwards, Mahmoud Eltholth, Lynne Falconer, Joao G. Ferreira, Angus Garrett, Iain Gatward, Faruk U. Islam, Alexander M. KaminskiMarian Kjellevold, Froukje Kruijssen, William Leschen, Abdullah-Al Mamun, Bruce McAdam, Richard Newton, Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen, Alexandra Pounds, Belinda Richardson, Nanna Roos, Elin Röös, Andrea Schapper, Tori Spence-McConnell, Sharon K. Suri, Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, Kim D. Thompson, Michael F. Tlusty, Max Fredrik Troell, Raffaele Vignola, James A. Young, Wenbo Zhang, David C. Little

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFrontiers in Sustainable Food Systems
Early online date5 Dec 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Dec 2021


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