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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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28 Mar 2017 - FAO and Norwegian Government debut latest version of only research ship flying UN flag; World Bank US $40m. loan for sustainability of Peru’s artisanal and industrial fishing industry.
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28 Mar 2017 – “Understanding and acting upon the perspectives and expectations of artisanal fishers is an important component of SDG 14", he said.

 

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30 Mar 2017 - A first of its kind project will provide African fishers with a benchmark for sustainable octopus fishing Government representatives, fisheries managers, private sector repre

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24 Mar 2017 - [UNDP Oceans Blog] The oceans sustain creatures we haven’t even discovered, but they also keep terrestrial life going.
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24-mar-2017 - Con el objetivo de continuar con la exportación de camarón marino y al mismo tiempo conservar, proteger y recuperar las poblaciones de tortugas marinas, se han realizado inspecc
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22 Mar 2017 – Over a year ago, on 20 February 2016, Tropical Cyclone Winston made a category 5 landfall along the north coa

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Papua New Guinea

Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea’s island of New Britain holds an almost mythical status amongst divers.

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20/03/2017 - 05:00 to 07/04/2017 - 13:00
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5 June 2017 Authors: Mara Ntona and Elisa Morgera, Strathclyde Centre for...
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8 Mar 2017 - FAO PEOPLE AND OCEANS: Today, around the world, we celebrate International Women’s Day.

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6 Mar 2017 - More than €7m of EU funds is to be invested in projects to help protect the marine life and fisheries industry in Wales and Ireland.

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Conservation Alliance members and collaborators work collectively to tackle challenges that are too big for any one organization or business to solve alone.

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