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Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition

We are happy to send you our summer 2022 newsletter, sharing ongoing work and news from the Global Action Network.

To allow us feature your activities, solutions or relevant events supporting the Global Action Network mission in future newsletters, please contact us via foodfromtheocean@hi.no.

New Network Commitment

At the 2022 UN Ocean Conference Norway committed to continue the Global Action Network until 2030. The commitment aims at bridging the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025) and the UN Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030).
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Relevant actions

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"The Global Action Network Action Plan includes arranging annual meetings, workshops and events, recognize interested parties and establish connections to promote collaboration and interaction among cross-sectorial actors focusing on the important elements for food security from healthy Waters to Healthy People."

One food system: A paradigm shift including intersections between aquatic and terrestrial food systems

This webinar focused on the value-added inter-linkages of terrestrial and aquatic food systems to help with solving the global challenges in food and feed systems including scalable solutions and actions.
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The gain of food system cooperation in the Nordic region - from healthy waters to healthy people

This webinar showcased the value of Nordic cooperation related to sustainable food systems – from healthy waters to healthy people – sharing experiences and lessons learned.
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International Aquaculture Fair

The first International Aquaculture Fair was held in Neiva, Colombia from the 5th to the 7th of May, 2022. A strengthened cooperation on research and development within the aquaculture sector between Norway and Colombia could be fruitful for all parts involved and help bringing forward a more sustainable and efficient aquaculture.

Arctic Frontier 2022

Arctic Frontier 2022 was held in Tromsø, Norway. Scientists, policy-makers and industrial representatives highlighted the importance of sustainable production of aquatic food in the Arctic region for food and nutrient security regionally and globally. However, there are still great challenges that we are facing including climate change.
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Relevant knowledge and solutions

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"The Global Action Network will continuously identify challenges, exchange knowledge and solutions related to the key elements of food security. Through the Gain and Share Tool, you can gain and share knowledge to promote sustainable food from the oceans and inland waters for food security and nutrition."

How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect marine recreational fishing?

Scientists identified significant impacts from pandemic-related lockdowns on the physical and mental health among recreational fishers.
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Upcoming events

COFI - Committee on Fisheries
5 - 9 September 2022, Rome, Italy
Small Pelagic Fish: New Frontiers in Science and Sustainable Management
7 - 11 Nov 2022, Lisbon, Portugal
The 50th meeting of the Committee on World Food Security CFS
17 - 21 Oct 2022, Rome, Italy
The 22nd IUNS-ICN
6 - 11 December 2022, Tokyo Japan
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