Sustainable bivalve farming can deliver food security in the tropics

Bivalve shellfish represent a nutritious and low-impact food source that is underutilized. New innovations in production in this sector could fulfil the protein needs of nearly one billion people in the most vulnerable global regions.

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Fig. 1: Potential for bivalve coastline production in the tropics.

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Willer, D.F., Aldridge, D.C. Sustainable bivalve farming can deliver food security in the tropics. Nat Food 1, 384–388 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-020-0116-8

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