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Norway launching Global Action Network on Sustainable Food from the Ocean for Food Security and Nutrition
by Norwegian Government (Government)
By 2050 the world population may reach ten billion people. All these people have the right to healthy and nutritious food. The ocean has the potential to supply a substantial part of the world's future need for food.

The Norwegian Government is calling for higher priority to be given to fisheries and aquaculture in efforts to improve global food security.

Norway will establish a Global Action Network on Sustainable Food from the Ocean for Food Security and Nutrition which is a direct follow-up of the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN General Assembly Resolution No. 70/259 on the proclamation of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025. Sustainable, resilient food systems for healthy diets is recognized as one of six action areas in the Nutrition Decades work programme. Sustainable food from the ocean contributes to food security and nutrition, high quality protein, micronutrients and fatty acids as well as income and livelihoods for local communities.
Progress reports
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Eco-labelling, traceability, certification programmes
Multiannual effort
Sustaianble food from the ocean for the world's population
Other, please specify
Funding from the Government of Norway
Basic information
Time-frame: Multiannual effort - Multiannual effort
Several organisations associated with the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Anita Utheim, Senior Advisor, anita-utheim.iversen@nfd.dep.no,
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Oslo, Norway
Other SDGs
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