Friday, February 04, 2011

The state of world fisheries and aquaculture

This publication gives an analysis and review of the latest available global statistics and trends in fisheries and aquaculture. It emphasizes the growing need to focus on the many facets of policy and governance and the critical factors that contribute to poverty in small-scale fishing communities, such as: insecure access rights to fishery resources; poor or absent health and educational services; lack of social safety nets; vulnerability to 'natural' disasters and climate change; and exclusion from wider development processes owing to weak organizational structures and inadequate representation and participation in decision-making. It also examines the impacts on the sector of climate change, biodiversity loss, quality certification and product traceability.Access the document at:

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