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Journal of Aquaculture Engineering and Fisheries Research

Commentary - (2023) Volume 9, Issue 6

Conflict and resilience drivers in transboundary fisheries change
Isaac Okyere*
Department of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia
*Correspondence: Isaac Okyere, Department of Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia, Email:

Received: May 31, 2023, Manuscript No. JAEFR-23-108642; Editor assigned: Jun 02, 2023, Pre QC No. JAEFR-23-108642 (PQ); Reviewed: Jun 16, 2023, QC No. JAEFR-23-108642; Revised: Jun 21, 2023, Manuscript No. JAEFR-23-108642 (R); Published: Jun 28, 2023, DOI: 10.3153/JAEFR.9.6.054

Citation: Isaac Okyere. Conflict and resilience drivers in transboundary fisheries change. J Aquacult Eng Fish Res. 2023; 9(6)


Fisheries have been an integral part of human existence for thousands of years, providing essential resources and contributing significantly to the economic and cultural development of societies around the globe. As renewable resources, fish stocks have the potential to sustainably nourish populations while supporting livelihoods and fostering economic growth. This article explores the multifaceted benefits of fisheries, ranging from food security and economic prosperity to cultural heritage and environmental conservation. Moreover, we will delve into the importance of adopting sustainable fishing practices to ensure the continued abundance of marine resources for future generations. Fisheries play a vital role in ensuring global food security. As a rich source of high-quality protein, fish is a staple in the diets of billions of people worldwide, particularly in coastal regions and island nations where fish provides a significant portion of daily nutrition. Additionally, fish are a valuable source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, contributing to overall health and well-being. Sustainable fishing practices help maintain fish stocks at healthy levels, ensuring a consistent supply of nutritious food for communities around the world. Fisheries are a crucial source of income and employment for millions of people. From small-scale artisanal fishermen to large commercial fleets, fishing-related activities provide livelihoods for coastal communities and contribute to national economies. Fishing industries also drive economic growth through the creation of jobs in fish processing, transportation, and marketing. In many developing countries, fisheries are a lifeline for poverty reduction and socio-economic development, empowering individuals and communities to improve their standards of living. The global seafood trade is a significant component of international commerce. Countries with abundant fishery resources often export seafood products to meet the demands of consumers in other regions. These exports generate foreign exchange earnings, which contribute to the economic stability of fishing nations. Moreover, the seafood trade fosters international partnerships and collaborations, facilitating the exchange of knowledge, technology, and best practices in fisheries management. Fisheries are deeply ingrained in the cultural heritage of many coastal communities. For generations, fishing practices, rituals, and folklore have been passed down, forging strong cultural identities and traditions. Fishermen and their families maintain a unique connection with the sea, often reflected in art, music, and local celebrations. Preserving these cultural aspects not only enriches the lives of coastal communities but also enhances the appreciation of maritime heritage among the broader global community. Healthy fisheries are inherently linked to the preservation of marine biodiversity. Sustainable fishing practices, such as selective gear and responsible fishing methods, help minimize the impact on non-target species and sensitive habitats. By promoting responsible fishing, we can protect marine ecosystems from degradation and preserve the delicate balance of marine food webs. The benefits of fisheries are extensive and far-reaching, touching on aspects of food security, economic development, cultural heritage, environmental conservation, and scientific research.



Conflict Of Interest

The author declares there is no conflict of interest in publishing this article.