Agriculture and Fisheries

First glimmer of hope in decades for Black Sea and Mediterranean fish stocks

The number of fish stocks subject to overexploitation in the Mediterranean and Black Sea has fallen for the first time in decades, offering some hope that a dangerous decline can be turned around, according to a report published on Monday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Global fishing trade shows net increase which world can manage sustainably, says FAO

Around one in three fish stocks is unsustainably netted, representing a “huge challenge” to all countries on the planet, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released on Monday. Audun Lem, Deputy Director of the agency’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, spoke to Daniel Johnson about the findings.

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Drought a bigger problem than hurricanes for Caribbean farmers

Drought is a bigger, more “insidious” problem for vulnerable farmers in Jamaica and the Caribbean than the more headline-grabbing disasters such as hurricanes.

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