Fish more important than ever in providing jobs, feeding the world – UN report

A new United Nations report highlights the growing role of fish and aquaculture in feeding the world and providing a source of income, and calls for the sustainable and responsible management of the so-called ‘blue world.’

New UN-backed initiative to drive advances in high seas fisheries management

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today hailed a multi-partner project focused on improving global sustainable tuna fisheries by reducing illegal catch and supporting biodiversity in the common oceans.

Fish demand reaches all-time high but global stocks still low – UN agency

Fish consumption has reached an all-time high and more people than ever are employed in or depend on the fisheries sector, according to a new United Nations report, which also warns that global fish stocks have not improved.

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.

UN-backed experts propose ban in trading in endangered bluefin tuna

Trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna would be banned and trade in certain types of shark controlled if the recommendations of a United Nations-backed group of independent experts are accepted by the parties to an international treaty on endangered species.

More than 90 countries agree to UN-backed treaty to stamp out pirate fishing

Some 91 countries have agreed to the final text of a United Nations-brokered treaty aimed at combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) announced today.