|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Research and Innovation, European Commission: High-Level Group of the Scientific Advice Mechanism (HLG SAM)|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Series Title||SAM Scientific Opinions|
|Series Details||Number 3|
|Publication Date||November 2017|
How can more food and biomass be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits?
The ocean is one of the main systems of our planetary biosphere. It accounts for almost half of the planet's biological production, but a much smaller proportion of human food – about 2% of overall calorie intake and 15% of protein intake. This is no longer tenable given the nutritional needs of a growing population and over-stretched land-based resources. At the same time, with the oceans becoming warmer and more acidic, and with a larger proportion of the planet's population moving out of poverty, the global community needs to act together to ensure that the rights of future generations to a healthy and productive ocean are not compromised.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Environment|
|Subject Tags||Fisheries | Aquaculture, Food | Drinks|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|