New UN agriculture agency report underscores value of fishing in fight against global hunger

The vital role that fishing and fish-farming play in supporting some of the poorest families across the world, came under the spotlight on Monday with the publication of the annual United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report on the global industry.

UN meeting on global fish trade recommends action to boost consumer safety

In a bid to boost consumer safety, a recent United Nations meeting on the fishing trade has called for the establishment of cost-effective and global standards to trace a fish’s progress through trade networks from capture to consumption.

Greater cooperation needed to save world fisheries: UN agency

Better management of marine ecosystems is urgently needed to address the decline in fishery resources, the increased demand for food and the growing pressure by civil society to preserve the environment, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today.