FAO: Global fish stocks 29% overfished

The sustainability of the world’s fish stocks are still being threatened due to poor management and unregulated fishing with 29% of the commercially important marine fish stocks classed as overfished, reports the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). The FAO produces a State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture Report every two years to provide decision-makers, fishing sector and those whose livelihoods depend on the sector with a objective view of the status of global wild fisheries and aquaculture. Production of global fisheries and aquaculture increased to 158 million tonnes in 2012 worth an estimated US$130 billion. The consumption of seafood worldwide per capita is now at record levels placing pressure on the sustainability on some fish stocks. Read the full report here.

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