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Fish farming may struggle to keep up with global demand, UN report finds

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today expressed concerns that the aquaculture industry may struggle to meet future world demand for fish as a rising global population consumes more and more fish and small farmers in poor countries face difficulties in exporting their produce.

UN-backed network linking global developing countries' fisheries reaches 25-year mark

The FishInfoNetwork (FIN), a United Nations-organized network linking fisheries in developing countries, has reached its 25-year mark.

Climate change leading to shrinking fish stocks, UN says

The supply of fish stocks will plummet as the world heats up, impacting millions of people in developing nations who depend on fishing for their livelihoods, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Aquaculture only way to meet future demand for fish – UN agency

The farming of fish under controlled conditions is the only way to meet future global demand, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, estimating that rising population numbers mean that by 2030 an additional 37 million tons of fish will be needed to maintain current levels of consumption.

Global seafood industry must adapt to demand for ‘greener’ fish, UN official says

The $400-billion global seafood industry has no choice but to adapt to intensifying demand from retailers and consumers for environmentally friendly ‘greener’ fish that are not taken from overexploited stocks, farmed in ponds where mangroves once stood or caught in nets that also snag endangered turtles, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

UN agency helping countries fight illegal fishing in Indian Ocean

Representatives from 13 Indian Ocean countries are meeting in Mauritius, under the auspices of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), to focus on strengthening port security – a key tool for combating illegal fishing.

New labour standards adopted for millions working in fishing sector – UN

The United Nations labour agency today adopted new standards covering health, safety and social security to improve conditions for approximately 30 million people worldwide working in the fishing sector.

UN food agency panel suggests trade restrictions on sawfish and European eel

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) today announced that an expert panel it convened is supporting trade restrictions on sawfish and the European eel.

More must be done to lift fisherman out of poverty and preserve fish stocks – UN

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today said that greater efforts must be made to lift fishermen out of poverty and reduce the overexploitation of threatened fish stocks.

Eating seafood, guilt free: UN agency to establish guidelines to certify fish

As the world consumes more seafood, with an increasing proportion of it farmed in captivity, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it is working to create a new international standard to certify the safety and harvesting of fish.