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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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Project Regional des Pêches en Afrique de l'Ouest (PRAO-SENEGAL).
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50 success stories of technical, scientific and policy solutions for oceans,...
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19 Oct 2015 - Blog post aiming to initiate a discussion by reviewing the 2014 FAO Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines (SSF Guidelines).

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The training course introduces theory and practical starting points of climate...
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Entre le Ministere de la Peche et de l'Economie Maritime (MPEM) et La...
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The OECD Review of Fisheries (2015) provides information on developments in...
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This report summerises the current situation in fisheries and aquaculture,...
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Working together, conservation groups and the seafood industry can be a...
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A publication featuring first blue solutions from Asia and the Pacific. This...
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To feed the growing population, today and tomorrow, we must adopt more sustainable aquaculture practices. This video shows five key ingredients to sustainable fish production.

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The report suggests that future seafood supply in the world will be...
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