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.
Tilapia production grew 223 pc in ten years Brazil
Between 2005 and 2015, the production of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Brazil experienced a 223 per cent growth thanks to the modernization and intensification of its production.
New fisheries rules strengthen data collection European Union
A new regulation simplifying and strengthening the current system for the collection of biological, environmental, technical and socio-economic data in the fisheries sector has been adopted by the European Council.