“Today there are more than 370 million indigenous peoples living in some 90 countries, according to UN-DESA. Throughout the world, indigenous peoples are disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation, political and economic marginalization and development activities that negatively affect their ecosystems, livelihoods, cultural heritage and nutritional status. FAO recognizes the importance of indigenous peoples in the fight against hunger and malnutrition and their role in implementing the 2030 Agenda. A Blue Growth approach to fisheries and aquaculture considers indigenous peoples not only as recipients of development assistance but also as equal partners in the development decisions that affect them. Indigenous peoples are valued as custodians of biodiversity and ecosystem management through their traditional knowledge and practices. Through an approach that prioritizes balancing the sustainable use of aquatic resources with economic and social benefits, Blue Growth can provide indigenous peoples with a voice in policy and decision-making.” Source FAO (http://www.fao.org/3/CA0274EN/ca0274en.pdf)

A Blue Growth approach to fisheries and aquaculture development can also create new sources of income through access to markets, private partnerships and other investment opportunities.

As a leading industry player you wish to participate to this social economic transformation and make sure that the raw material you’ll use come from sustainable aquaculture of low trophic species, fand from a pristine environment, ? Please join us at #BioMarine2019 and become of the supporting member of our new international Blue Coop.

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