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Inland Fish and Fisheries Integral to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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Abigail J Lynch, Vittoria Elliott, Sui C Phang, Julie E Claussen, Ian Harrison, Karen J Murchie, E Ashley Steel, and Gretchen L Stokes, 2020-05-04, Inland Fish and Fisheries Integral to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Nature Sustainability.

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Abstract (from Nature Sustainability): Inland fish provide food for billions and livelihoods for millions of people worldwide and are integral to effective freshwater ecosystem function, yet the recognition of these services is notably absent in development discussions and policies, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How might the SDGs be enhanced if inland fishery services were integrated into policies and development schemes? Here, we examine the relationships between inland fish, sustainable fisheries, and functioning freshwater systems and the targets of the SDGs. Our goal is to highlight synergies across the SDGs, particularly No Poverty (SDG 1), Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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citationTypeJournal Article
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value10.1038/s41893-020-0517-6

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