A Sustainable Seafood Supply Chain Requires Responsible Practices at Every Link

By Negin Vaghefi

September 2019 FEATURE
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The fishing industry is in deep trouble. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about 33% of global fish stocks are overfished, and the figure increases by the year.In Malaysia, seafood plays a remarkable role as a means of employment and income generator, and in consumption. It’s a double-edged sword, though – while seafood supports the lives of many people, overfishing and resource depletion; illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing; concerns about food safety; mislabeling and food fraud; inadequate...

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Negin Vaghefi

is a senior analyst at Penang Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics. Her research interests include agri-environmental economics, climate change, green economics, poverty and income inequality, and policy analysis.