“The Global Action Network applauds that “food and livelihoods from the ocean” is addressed in the agenda of Our Ocean conference 2019. The ocean is a pillar of life, as well as an under-recognized provider of nutritious food and livelihoods. Acknowledging this is a crucial step to ensuring sufficient, safe and nutritious aquatic foods which meet dietary needs and food preferences, leaving no one behind.

Actions should be based on knowledge. Gaining and sharing knowledge are key to sustainability. In order to sustain the ocean nutritious treasures, we must support each other, take a holistic approach, include cross-sectoral competence, interact, link and learn: From Healthy Waters to Healthy People.”

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