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Time for action to support and protect small-scale fisheries – UN agriculture agency

Small-scale fisheries, which catch two-thirds of the fish consumed by humans, often struggle with regulatory frameworks tailored to large commercial fleets, according to a new UN agriculture agency book urging policy coherence.

UN-backed fish farm project unites Ugandans and refugees

The number of people who have fled their homes due to conflict, persecution and instability hit a record high of 65.6 million in 2016, according to the latest data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

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UN Gender Focus Special: Women Refugees

New UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador will advocate for young refugees

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Countries signed to UN-brokered illegal fishing treaty meet for first time

For the first time since a United Nations-brokered treaty to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing went into force, the countries that endorsed it are meeting in Norway to discuss how to make it a success.

FAO warns “lethal” virus affecting farmed and wild tilapia

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning of a highly contagious disease that is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia.

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Guidelines on keeping illegally caught fish from global supply chains near ‘finish line’ – UN agency

A push to establish internationally-agreed standards to keep illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers' plates has taken an important step forward, the United Nations agricultural agency, said today as a measure aiming to create a “gold standard” for catch documentation nears the finish line.

UN agencies, Vatican issue call to stamp out illegal fishing and ‘modern-day slavery’ on high seas

Condemning illegal fishing and labour exploitation in the world’s oceans, the United Nations agriculture and labour agencies, joining forces with the Vatican, underlined today the need for collective, global action to end labour and human rights abuse along the entire fisheries value chain.

UN agriculture chief stresses role of healthy oceans as drivers of Africa’s prosperity

Addressing an African ministerial conference, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency today stressed the need to mitigate the impacts of climate change and illegal fishing on oceans and coastal communities as fisheries and aquaculture emerge as driving forces behind the transformation of the continent’s economies.

As global per-capita fish consumption hits all-time high, UN warns on overharvesting

A new report out today from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows that while growth in aquaculture has helped drive global per capita fish consumption above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, almost a third of commercial fish stocks are now overharvested at biologically unsustainable levels.

New UN study identifies small fish with 'big role' to play feeding Africa's drylands

Small, fast growing wild fish could be crucial allies in the race to end hunger in some of the world's most chronically poor and underfed regions, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on fisheries in the drylands of sub-Saharan Africa.