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.
Cluster farming helps improve tilapia production Fiji
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community has been working with the EU and the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forests in assisting smallholder tilapia farmers to improve production by working together in cluster groups.
Data gaps affect pacific tuna assessment Marshall Islands
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency requests its members to properly report their fishing catches in Pacific waters to help prevent overfishing.
New fish vaccine to protect tilapia Netherlands
MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) launched a new fish vaccine as a promising measure to help protect tilapia and other fish against the biotype 1 strain ...
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