aquaculture

New UN agriculture agency report underscores value of fishing in fight against global hunger

The vital role that fishing and fish-farming play in supporting some of the poorest families across the world, came under the spotlight on Monday with the publication of the annual United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report on the global industry.

Slavery “significant” in the seafood sector

Slavery and other labour abuses are at a “significant” level in the seafood sector, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (

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Growth in aquaculture contributes to rise in fish consumption

For the first time ever, people are eating more farmed fish than species caught in the wild.

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Toxins in fish feed underscore need for vigilance – UN agency

Warning of the dangers of toxins in fish feed, and calling for greater vigilance to protect aquaculture, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) opened a conference on the issue today in China.

UN agency meeting seeks to boost responsible use of aquaculture

Over 100 delegates from some 50 countries are gathered in Trondheim, Norway, for a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) meeting to promote wider use of responsible aquaculture as a tool in the fight against hunger and poverty.

Aquaculture growth now outpaces other food production industries, UN reports

Aquaculture - the farming and stocking of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants - is growing more rapidly than all other animal food producing sectors, according to a report compiled by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).