Science and Policy articles always give us an insight on how local communities depend on local resources. In today’s episode, I discuss an article that studies how breastfeeding is a socio-economic driver for fishing effort.
The article describes how malnutrition of impoverished fishing communities are working as a driver for fishers to spend more time trying to catch fish of which there are less because the fish population has been drastically reduced over time. This article proves how local communities prioritize their needs and how their decisions affect their natural resources (i.e. fish).
In addition to malnutrition due to less fish, families are turning to breast milk substitutes (BMS) because they believe that it is healthier for their families, which the article states is due to companies targeting their marketing for BMS to impoverished communities as they take advantage of the lack of health education within the communities. BMS requires more money to spend on baby formula and their accessories. The families also have to deal with more health issues arising from the lack of antibodies being past from mother to child when breastfeeding.
The article goes to show that there is more at play in artisanal fishing communities that could affect fisheries management.
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