The overlooked role of small fish to fight malnutrition

BLUE ECONOMY: Small-scale fisheries provide hope to fight malnutrition among large parts of the world population, illustrated by this photo from Zanzibar of the boat Uchumi Bluu, which means “blue economy” in Swahili. Foto/ill.:

The Norad supported project “Samaki”, which means fish in Swahili, unites Norwegian researchers with colleagues in Tanzania to study how small-scale fisheries are the key to combat malnutrition. This is part of a bigger picture in the fight for scarce resources and on the question whether small fish should be used as food for humans or become fish food?

Samaki is a research and capacity building project led by UiT – the Arctic University of Norway with several partners from Norway and Tanzania. The University of Bergen (UiB) is a key partner in the project with Professors Jeppe Kolding and Ragnhild Overå involved. The project is financed for six years with NOK 20 million from the Norwegian Agency for Development (Norad).

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