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.
Action taken to prevent IUU fishing Australia
By strengthening capacity in inspection capability and information sharing in South East Asia, illegal unregulated and unreported fishing can be combated.
Reef 2050 plan deemed achievable but not within timeframe Australia
Reef 2050 long-term sustainability plan, released by Federal and Queensland Governments to ensure the Great Barrier Reef continues to be among the world's best managed and protected World Heritage areas, is considered possible but not within the set deadline.