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  • From earliest times and in practically all countries, fisheries have been of industrial and commercial importance. Fisheries and aquaculture contribute significantly to food security. Livelihoods of millions of people, across the regions of the globe depend on healthy aquatic ecosystems. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals to eliminate extreme poverty by 2015 requires a concerted and unified effort by governments and the international community. Many fishers are poor, and targeting development interventions at fishing communities can help reduce poverty. In order to increase the contribution that fisheries make to poverty reduction, management is needed that ensures sustainability of fish stocks and equitable distribution of the benefits. To achieve this, policy-makers must recognize the important contributions that fisheries make at both national and local levels. This paper aims to (a) examine how fisheries can contribute to poverty reduction, with relevant examples; and (b) consider the implications for future work priorities. The paper concludes that although much progress has been made towards understanding the contributions that fisheries can make to poverty reduction, and to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, further support is needed in the areas of: (a) strategies to maximize the benefits derived from fisheries and reduce the poverty and vulnerability of fishers; (b) establishing appropriate governance structures and strengthening fisheries institutions dealing with management, especially in their ability to manage fisheries sustainably; and (c) raising awareness of the importance and contribution of fisheries to poverty reduction.
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  • Kumar Mishra, S. Fisheries and Poverty Reduction‚ Implications for Future Work Priorities. In: Visible Possibilities: The Economics of Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Trade: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 16-20, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Edited by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2012.
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