Collapsing fish stocks threaten food security in developing countries

August 26, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Marianne Ward for this article from Environmental New Network.

Aquaculture, revealed in a key UN analysis today to be the basis of all future growth in global seafood production, desperately needs to be put on a more sustainable basis, leading global environment organization WWF said today.

State of the World’s Fisheries and Aquaculture 2008 (SOFIA 2008), released this morning by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said that food supplies from aquaculture now equal those from ocean and freshwater capture fisheries. The report also documents a continuing drop-off in yields from the world’s marine capture fisheries, with FAO saying “more closely controlled approaches to fisheries management” are needed.

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