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.
European Commission withdraws yellow card from Tuvalu European Union
The European Commission has lifted the yellow card it had issued for Tuvalu as acknowledgement of the important progress this Polynesian island nation has made in addressing the shortcomings in its fisheries governance.