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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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This report is the culmination of a cross-African countries analytical and...
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The training course provides an introduction to the theo-retical background of...
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The project has improved the surveillance and monitoring capacity of IBAP (Institute of Biodiversity and Protected Areas) and enhanced the relationship between local populations, fishermen and the

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More than 4.5 million tons of tuna are caught each year as part of a $5 billion industry that is an economic lifeline for Pacific island countries. But for how much longer?

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This brochure outlines how saving the world’s oceans can help to feed the 9...
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CASE STUDY: Award-winning association established by fishers from eight villages to manage a community-conserved area and improve local incomes, food security, sovereignty, while protecting biodiversity. 

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The purpose of this study is to raise the awareness of decision makers...
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This document aims to provide a better understanding of the role of the...
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