The mission of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of FAO is to facilitate and secure the long-term sustainable development and utilization of the world's fisheries and aquaculture. FAO is acutely aware of the fundamental social and economic role played by these two sectors in:
Meeting global and national sustainable food security.
Providing self and paid employment for fishing and aquaculture related communities as a means of alleviating poverty in these fishing communities and stemming rural/urban drift.
Alarm over demersal shutdown proposal European Union
European fishing industry representatives are sounding the alarm over the likelihood of the European Commission’s plans to shut down 94 sea areas across French, Spanish, Portuguese and Irish wat...
Cedepesca says that shrimp certification is closer Argentina
The entity pondered that INIDEP elaborated a limit reference point, the CFP incorporated abundance criteria for the opening and closing of subareas and increased ground controls in the first week of t...
New shrimp prospecting and closure of subarea 15 Argentina
Taking into consideration the biological data of the season that indicate the movement of shrimp north, it was decided to carry out a survey in subareas 11 and 12. Eight freezer vessels were designate...
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