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.
Namibians sue Icelanders over USD 29m trawler Namibia
Two Namibian fishing companies are asking the High Court to block their Iceland business partners from selling a fishing vessel worth NAD 400 million (USD 28.6 million) they jointly own.