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Marine stocks hurt by abandoned fishing gear, finds UN study

The world’s fish stocks are seriously threatened by the growing presence of lost and discarded fishing gear that now make up about 10 per cent of all marine litter, according to a new report released today by two United Nations agencies.

Overfishing threatening stocks of sea cucumbers, warns UN report

Stocks of sea cucumbers, found on the ocean bed worldwide and a staple in diets across Asia, are increasingly in trouble from overfishing, according to a new United Nations report released today.

Global fisheries must brace for climate change, warns UN report

The fishing industry and government authorities must plan ahead to deal with the impact of climate change on fisheries worldwide, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report.

Adverse effects of shrimp fishing need to be addressed, warns UN report

A new United Nations report released today urged countries to increase efforts to halt the economic and environmental threats posed by shrimp fishing, a major source of income for many developing countries.

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.