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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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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates the entry into force of the Port State Measures Agreement to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregu

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Capture fisheries support the livelihoods of over 120 million people.

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Global consumption of fish has increased significantly thanks to sustained production of aquaculture, but despite that the situation of global fish stock is not good.

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9 Dec 2015 - Watch how new cultivation techniques are helping crab and oyster farmers of Sindhudurg, Maharashtra increase their incomes, while conserving the rich biodiversity of the area

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3 Dec 2015 - A majority of people living in the coastal region of Sindhudurg, Maharashtra rely on fishing for livelihood.

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Project Regional des Pêches en Afrique de l'Ouest (PRAO-SENEGAL).
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Project Regional des Pêches en Afrique de l'Ouest (PRAO-SENEGAL).
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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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Entre le Ministere de la Peche et de l'Economie Maritime (MPEM) et La...
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