Friday, March 20, 2009

Scientific Facts on Fisheries

Context - Fisheries and aquaculture are receiving increasing attention, not only because they represent an important source of livelihoods and food, but also because of our increasing understanding of aquatic ecosystems.

Many fish stocks are currently overexploited, and the international nature of the resources makes them difficult to manage. Is the current food supply in danger?

This Digest is a faithful summary of the “World review of fisheries and aquaculture” section of the leading scientific consensus report
produced in 2009 by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO):
"The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2008" Learn more...