World trade in seafood has grown 515% since 1970s.
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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. 

 

A holistic approach to sustainable fisheries management is an investment to preserve our natural resources and human health.