UN urges management of inland fisheries for food, income stability

The need to conserve and properly manage inland fisheries is often neglected despite the crucial role they play in balancing aquatic ecosystems and as sources of food and livelihoods to millions of people across the world, a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says.

First global guidelines for certification of fish production finalized – UN

Consumers will now benefit from standardized seafood labels, thanks to the first-ever global guidelines for aquaculture certification having been adopted at a United Nations-backed meeting, it was announced today.

UN-supported project aims to boost Eritrea’s traditional fisheries catch

The United Nations agency helping poor rural people overcome poverty is supporting efforts to boost Eritrea’s traditional fisheries sector while conserving fish stocks and the marine ecosystem.

Conference on saving world’s fish stocks opens at UN Headquarters

A five-day conference on fish conservation opened at United Nations Headquarters in New York today amid warnings that three quarters of the world’s fish stocks are in distress and nearing depletion while marine ecosystems continue to deteriorate.

‘Greening’ global fisheries could boost fish stocks, new UN report says

An $8 billion investment annually in rebuilding and ‘greening’ the world’s fisheries could both increase fish catches and generate $1.7 trillion in long-term economic returns over the next four decades, according to a new United Nations report.