Fisheries: Solution to nutritional and food security
Riddhi Vagh, Rathod Hitanshi, Rupa Varma and Chaudhari Prakruti
Food and nutritional security remain urgent challenge. Hunger and malnutrition problem is critical because the global population is likely to grow by about two billion over the next two decades. According to the recent data (FAO 2019) before the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 690 million people, or 8.9 percent of the global population, were undernourished. In India 230 million are undernourished people 21% population suffer from under-nutrition. In 21st century nutritional and healthy food is global demand. Fish and Fisheries product providing a crucial source of food at global, national, and local levels. It is best source of protein and all nutritional value. Globally, more than 3.1 billion people depend on fish for nearly one-fifth of their average per capita protein from animal sources. It plays major role in helping to solve problem like hunger and malnutrition and food security. Due to the particular nutritional value of fish, fisheries represent far more than a source of protein. They are sufficient source to end Hunger and food insecurity and reduce the burden of communicable and non-communicable disease around the world.
How to cite this article:
Riddhi Vagh, Rathod Hitanshi, Rupa Varma and Chaudhari Prakruti. Fisheries: Solution to nutritional and food security. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(10S): 916-917.