As part of a long-term strategy, activities of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department are defined through its vision and mission statements:
Vision: A world in which responsible and sustainable use of fisheries and aquaculture resources makes an appreciable contribution to human well-being, food security and poverty alleviation.
Mission: To strengthen global governance and the managerial and technical capacities of members and to lead consensus-building towards improved conservation and utilization of aquatic resources.
GLOBEFISH is the unit in the FAO Fisheries Department responsible for information on international fish trade.
The core of GLOBEFISH is the GLOBEFISH Databank. GLOBEFISH produces a number of publications including fish price reports (European Fish Price Report), market studies (GLOBEFISH Research Programme) and trend analysis (GLOBEFISH Highlights).
New catch limits set for 32 fish stocks New Zealand
The commercial tarakihi (Nemadactylus macropterus) catch in the fisheries areas off the east coast of the North and South Islands is to be reduced by 20 per cent in an effort to rebuild the depleted stock.