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The Challenge

Three quarters of the global marine fish stock are deemed fully exploited oroverfished. Declining or collapsing fish stocks imply not just the loss of economic benefits but also the loss of liveliho ...

Three quarters of the global marine fish stock are deemed fully exploited oroverfished. Declining or collapsing fish stocks imply not just the loss of economic benefits but also the loss of livelihood for many people in developing countries. The global challenge is to come up with management approaches to sustain global fish stocks in the future without withdrawing the basic food for developing countries in the present.

Ensure responsible and sustainable aquaculture development by extending sustainable farming of non-predatory fish.

Aquaculture is a fast growing food production sector, providing income and employment as well as contributing to global food security. Aquaculture now accounts for nearly half of fish for food supply. (Over half of global aquaculture production is reported to be in China.) Farmed fish can offer a safe and wholesome alternative to wild-capture fish. But where aquaculture is not properly managed, it has caused some negative social, economic, and environmental impacts, raising concerns about the overall sustainability of the sector.

Increasing worldwide demand for food, particularly for high-protein food with low carbon emissions in production, requires the inclusion of fish in the worldwide menu. Sustainable farming of non-predatory fish should be extended.

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