Article

Seafood in Food Security: A Call for Bridging the Terrestrial-Aquatic Divide

Details

Citation

Stetkiewicz S, Norman RA, Allison EH, Coffee P, Crumlish M, Eltholth M, Falconer L, Kaminski AM, Leschen W, McAdam B, Newton R, Pounds A, Schapper A, Young JA & Little DC (2022) Seafood in Food Security: A Call for Bridging the Terrestrial-Aquatic Divide. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5, Art. No.: 703152. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.703152

Abstract
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.

Keywords
Food security; Seafood; Food system; Food and nutrition security; Interdisciplinary

Notes
Additional co-authors: Neil L. Andrew, Gulshan Ara, Gill Banner-Stevens, Ben Belton, Malcolm Beveridge, Jessica R. Bogard, Simon R. Bush, Peter Edwards, Joao G. Ferreira, Angus Garrett, Iain Gatward, Faruk U. Islam, Marian Kjellevold, Froukje Kruijssen, Abullah-Al Mamun, Birgitte Krogh-Poulsen, Belinda Richardson, Nanna Roos, Elin Röös, Tori Spence-McConnell, Sharon K. Suri, Shauntala H. Thilsted, Kim D. Thompson, Michael F. Tlusty, Max F. Troell, Raffaele Vignola, Wenbo Zhang

Journal
Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems: Volume 5

StatusPublished
FundersBBSRC Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Publication date31/12/2022
Publication date online05/01/2022
Date accepted by journal25/11/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33801
eISSN2571-581X

People (9)

People

Professor Margaret Crumlish
Professor Margaret Crumlish

Professor, Institute of Aquaculture

Dr Lynne Falconer
Dr Lynne Falconer

Research Fellow, Institute of Aquaculture

Mr Alexander Kaminski
Mr Alexander Kaminski

Tutor, Institute of Aquaculture

Mr William Leschen
Mr William Leschen

Research Assistant, Institute of Aquaculture

Professor Dave Little
Professor Dave Little

Professor, Institute of Aquaculture

Dr Richard Newton
Dr Richard Newton

Lecturer in Resilient Food Systems, Institute of Aquaculture

Professor Rachel Norman
Professor Rachel Norman

Chair in Food Security & Sustainability, Mathematics

Professor Andrea Schapper
Professor Andrea Schapper

Professor, Politics

Professor Jimmy Young
Professor Jimmy Young

Emeritus Professor, Marketing & Retail