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Asia's 'blue capital' can help alleviate hunger and poverty

Fishery and aquaculture output can be sustainably expanded with care

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Oxeye scad in Raja Ampat, Indonesia: The transition from an extractive to a regenerative model will rely on systemic political and economic shifts.   © AP

Essam Yassin Mohammed is interim director general of WorldFish, a research organization under the international food security partnership CGIAR.

An irony of the current global economic system is that it is depleting the very natural capital on which it depends. Such self-destruction is most obvious in the overfishing of seas, lakes and rivers by an industry reliant on healthy fish stocks.

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