Fisheries and aquaculture play a vital role in achieving FAO’s Strategic Objectives of eliminating hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. As reported in this edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture , people have never consumed so much fish or depended so greatly on the sector for their well-being as today. As the demand for fish increases, the sector is also striving to be more productive and sustainable and to enable more inclusive and efficient systems while reducing rural poverty and enhancing the resilience of livelihoods to disasters, crises and climate change.
A new report from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization emphasizes how the fishery and aquaculture sector is striving to be productive, as well as sustainable. The demand for these products has never been so great. Te market is worth $130 billion.