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.
Pacific Seafood faces another anti-trust lawsuit United States
Pacific Seafood is facing a new lawsuit filed by a group of fishermen in Oregon, just as the company was preparing to sign an agreement to buy 90 per cent stake in Ocean Gold Seafoods Inc.