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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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Peru

Almost a decade ago, the fishing community of Marcona discovered the ocean was washing up opportunities in the form of seaweed.  Now, in a cooperative manner, the fishers have become guardians

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“The struggle of poor and vulnerable communities against poverty, biodiversity...
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7 Jun 2017 - Wednesday marked the half-way point to the week dedicated to oceans in New York, at the UN Ocean Conference (#SaveourOcean).

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The traditional fishing will be promoted through involvement of a group from local fishermen.

Event Date:
06/06/2017 - 04:00
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The traditional fishing will be promoted through involvement of a group from local fishermen.

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06/06/2017 - 07:30 to 13:00
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The traditional fishing will be promoted through involvement of a group from local fishermen.

Event Date:
06/06/2017 - 07:30 to 13:00
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This article analyses the interplay between inter-State obligations to increase...
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1 Jun 2017 - Ghana's challenges include overfishing and illegal fishing, sea pollution and waste management. Volunteers participated in a clean-up exercise to demonstrate the importance of keeping Ghana’s shores clean.
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Argentina

Más del 70% de la superficie terrestre está cubierta por el mar.

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The Partnership for Regional Ocean Governance (PROG) is pleased to announce the...
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1 June 2017 - A healthy ocean will benefit global sustainable development in a number of ways, finds a new report published today by the Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program.

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