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Fisheries and aquaculture contribute US$100 billion per year and about 260 million jobs to the global economy (UNDP, 2012). Women comprise 47 percent of the total workforce dependent on commercial capture fisheries for their livelihoods, including the post-harvest sector (World Bank, 2012). Global wild fish catch has been flat at around 80-85 million metric tonnes per year since the late 1980’s; the additional global demand since then has largely been made up by the rapid growth in aquaculture which now supplies about half of annual global consumption of fish protein.

About 30% of global fish stocks are considered overexploited, 60% fully exploited, and only 10% underexploited (FAO, 2010). 20% of fish stocks are subject to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, valued at $23 billion per year. Destructive fisheries subsidies that support unsustainable practices, total about $16 billion per year. World Bank/FAO estimate that the economic loss due to overfishing is now $83 billion per year (World Bank, 2017).

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24 May 2017 - The Government of Senegal, with the support of UNDP, is holding the Ocean National Consultation on the implementation of SDG 14 today in Dakar.

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24/05/2017 - 06:15
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Le pays a des communautés de pêcheurs dont le savoir-faire en matière de pêche...
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A case study: The Global Fishing Watch 2012-2016 view of transhipments May 2017...
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Peru

The GEF Humboldt project, implemented by the Government of Peru with UNDP support, promotes sustainable management of our ocean using an ecosystem management approach.

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Peru

The GEF Humboldt project, implemented by the Government of Peru with UNDP support, promotes sustainable management of our ocean using an ecosystem management approach.

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16 May 2017 - On 5 May the Belize Fisheries Department, with the support of UNDP, held its Inaugural Meeting of the National Consultation Process with a Focus Group meeting to discuss and develop a set of draft Voluntary Commitments geared towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 Targets.

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Le 24 mai 2017 une sensibilisation est prévue au Port de Pêche à Lomé à l'endroit des pêcheurs et des communautés de la zone côtière.

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24/05/2017 - 04:00
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Belize

16 May 2017 - Belize’s commercial and subsistence fisheries are important to the livelihoods of approximately 2,800 fishermen, their families and coastal fishing communities.

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This is Amadeo who works as an artisan fisherman in the Karastaca Lake in the region of La Moskitia in Honduras. His food security and income depend greatly on the natural resources from the Lake.

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15 May 2017 - A revolution in thinking is needed to protect this vital commons.

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12 May 2017 - The voyage began in Casablanca and continues along the Moroccan coast studying and classifying fish - from shallow water to 500 meter-depth.

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10 May 2017 – Harmful fishing subsidies that contribute to overfishing are estimated to be as high as $35 billion, one of the key issues for discussion at the Ocean Conference. 

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