World trade in seafood has grown 515% since 1970s.
Developed countries like the United States, in Asia, and in Europe dominate market demand by importing high-value species from developing countries at low import tariffs.
In low-income, food-deficit economies, fish is a significant - if not crucial - source of animal protein.
CAPTURE FISHERIES AROUND THE WORLD PROVIDE OVER 90 MILLION TONNES OF FISH IN A YEAR
Small-scale fisheries provide food, income, and work to 90% of people employed in capture fisheries.
IMPACT ON PEOPLE
IMPACT ON PLANET
Almost a third of global fish stocks are now biologically unsustainable - overfished.
Small-scale fishermen go farther, deeper, longer into the water - at greater risks to their health.