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Regenerative Aquatic Foods Roadmap

A hand wearing blue work gloves grab an oyster from a large, orange plastic basket full of oysters.
Sorting Oysters Amy Gaiero, farm manager for Nauti Sisters Sea Farm in Maine,, sorts through a basket of oysters. © Hannah Packman / TNC

Global food security and nutrition trends reveal a mix of advancements and setbacks. While agricultural productivity, technology, and policies have improved, food insecurity, diet quality, and diversity are declining, resulting in over 2 billion people with vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The health of our planet is also suffering, evidenced by a loss of biodiversity, poor soil, air and water quality and erratic and extreme climate patterns. Regenerative aquatic foods offer a promising solution for better nutrition while enhancing aquatic ecosystems.

This Regenerative Aquatic Foods Roadmap identifies key actions for advancing regenerative aquatic foods for sustainable and nutritious food systems across five high-level thematic areas: consumption, community based practices, ecosystem services, capital investment, and technology and innovation.

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Host OrganizationsFood + PlanetGAINCGIAR

Convening Participant Organizations (listed in alphabetical order): African Development Bank; Conservation International Ventures; Environmental Defense Fund; German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment; Incheon National University; Indigenous Aquaculture Collaborative and Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo; Rockefeller Foundation; The Good Ocean; The Nature Conservancy; United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization; University of British Columbia