Fish Could Help Fight Micronutrient Deficiencies In Developing Countries’ Coastal Areas, Researchers Write
The Conversation: The solution to hidden hunger in many developing countries lies just offshore
Christina Hicks, professor of Environmental Social Science at Lancaster University, and colleagues
“…[O]ur latest research found that many coastal countries where hidden hunger is rife, have plenty of nutritious fish just off their coast. Yet these fish are not reaching those who need them the most. … We found that often fish catches hold nutritional potential that exceeds the dietary requirements of certain nutrients for entire coastal populations of children under five years old — a particularly vulnerable age group. This was a strong trend for countries on the west coast of Africa. If just a fraction of the fish caught in these waters were kept for consumption locally, it could address some of the most pressing malnutrition problems in these countries…” (10/3).