Freshwater Fish More Critical to Global Food Security Than Previously Thought

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Freshwater fish play an important role in global food security, particularly in low-income nations. But scientists and policymakers have never had a good grasp on exactly how much freshwater fish people eat. Now, a new survey of 548,000 households in 42 low-income countries finds families eat 9.26 million metric tons of wild-caught freshwater fish annually — 65 percent more than previously estimated.

 

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