Fish Fry Day: Surprising Importance of Freshwater Fish to Global Food Security
by Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy – If you’re thinking about how fisheries feed people around the globe, chances are you start picturing oceans. The images of saltwater commercial fishing are everywhere around us: on popular cable television shows, on the supermarket shelf, even on conservation blogs like this one.
But what about freshwater fisheries? Perhaps these words conjure up images of fried walleye caught at the local lake: tasty but not exactly an essential part of our food supply.