Dr. Allison has co-authored yet another paper published this week. Entitled “On the sustainability of inland fisheries: Finding a future for the forgotten,” this paper appeared June 16 in Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, a publication of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The lead author of the paper is Steven J. Cooke of the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory, in the Department of Biology and Institute of Environmental Science at Carleton University. Cooke and Allison are joined by 13 other co-authors on the publication.
The article discusses how inland fisheries are not prioritized in governance systems and policy discussions around the world, in developing and developed countries alike. This inattention leads to a lack of data and lack of inclusion of inland fisheries in global fisheries assessments, despite the importance of inland fisheries to food security, nutrition and the support of many livelihoods in low-income countries. The article concludes with key recommendations for integrating inland fisheries into food-water-energy discussions. The full article can be found online with doi: 10.1007/s13280-016-0787-4 and at Springer.