Fishing for Food



With limited land and water resources, China attaches great importance to the development of fishery sector in safeguarding the country’s food security. This chapter examines how the “blue granary” or the marine-based food security strategy has affected China’s fisheries sectors and its global implications. This chapter finds that food security has been the key driver for two key structural changes that are taking place in China’s fishery sector, including the rapid growth of the aquaculture and outward expansion of the marine fishery sector. As China launches its new round of reform efforts to control domestic fishery sector, the country’s rising demand for fishery products will also increasingly be met through imports. Growing consumption and shifting trade position of China will have far-reaching consequences for global fishery trade and fisheries production.


Marine Fisheries Sector Outward Expansion aquacultureAquaculture Marine Catch Incidental Fishing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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