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Fisheries Dept., Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.
The state of world fisheries and aquaculture 2002
Today, global production from capture fisheries and aquaculture and the food fish supply is the highest on record and remains very significant for global food security, providing more than 15% of total animal protein supplies. Important international issues in the fisheries sector are therefore highlighted to improve overall understanding of the sector as a whole. These include: the difficulty and importance of obtaining reliable fishery statistics and the plight of small-scale and artisanal fishers; catch certification; antibiotics and aquaculture; and, an ecosystems framework for fisheries management. Possible solutions, recent actions, and future and global perspectives to some of the problems encountered with regard to the above are described. The findings of studies on future fish consumption are also reported, outlining the future implications of the rising cost of capture fisheries. Finally, the fisheries activities of specific country groupings are outlined, along with detailed statistics on their fisheries and aquaculture production, food balance and trade. KEYWORDS: TROPAG | fish | trends | production data | trade | aquaculture | fishery resources | resource conservation | fishery policies | WORLD.
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antibiotics, aquaculture, certification, conservation, consumption, ecosystems, fish, fisheries, food security, food supply, policy, statistics