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.
C4ADS: Report on IUU Fishing United States
The value generated from illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is estimated to be between USD 10 billion and USD 36.4 billion annually, making it the third most lucrative natural resource...