Nourishing Billions

Nourishing Billions

The Challenge

By the year 2050, the human population is estimated to have grown from seven billion to 10 billion people. The current land-based system of food production cannot meet the nutritional needs of a growing and more urbanized population. Turning to the ocean could be a solution but it is being rapidly depleted of fish and other aquatic foods as well its ecosystems being degraded due to unsustainable fishing and aquaculture practices. Progress is being made but further work is required to secure ethical, legal and sustainable seafood that is accessible, especially to those most nutritionally in need.

The Impact Pillar

Improving food security, nutrition and livelihoods from blue food through the expansion and abundance in fish stocks and growth in sustainable aquaculture practices and reduction in seafood waste

Sustainable Development Goals

Specific targets: SDG 14.2, SDG 14.4, SDG 14.6



  • Eliminate harmful fisheries subsidies through work to ensure a binding global agreement via WTO negotiations
  • Bring aquatic foods into the heart of policy dialogues on the future of food
  • Combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing through the effective implementation of port state measures across the Pacific, based on the principles of the FAO Port State Measures Agreement, and through the development of the IUU Supply Chain Risk Tool
  • Improve transparency, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility in seafood supply chains through the 2025 Pledge towards Sustainable Tuna
  • Develop country pilot project to develop a model, or models, that can be replicated and optimise nutritional and economic recovery from seafood by-products

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