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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture - 2010 (SOFIA)

FAO. The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010. Rome, FAO. 2010. 197p.

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    This report reviews the state of world fisheries and aquaculture in 1994, with particular attention to developments since 1989. Following consideration of world fish production and growth in demand for fish, marine fisheries production and issues are addressed in detail. Problems of fleet overcapacity and overinvestment in marine capture fisheries, leading to an unsustainable impact on resources, are highlighted. An analysis of inland capture fisheries and aquaculture is presented, noting that aquaculture will be expected to play a greater role in the food security equation in future. Fish utilization and the fish trade are reviewed. The report also provides a regional analysis of supply and demand prospects. It ends with an outlook on the prospects of satisfying global demand for food fish to the year 2010.
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    After growing steadily, particularly in the last four decades, aquaculture is for the first time set to contribute half of the fish consumed by the human population worldwide. This reflects not only the vitality of the aquaculture sector but also global economic growth and continuing developments in fish processing and trade. Until a year or so ago, production trends in aquaculture and capture fisheries were continuing without any drastic modifications – with the capture fisheries sector regularly producing between 90 and 95 million tonnes per year, and aquaculture production growing rapidly, albeit at a gradually slowing pace. This issue of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture features some aspects of fisheries and aquaculture that may receive increasing attention. These include climate change, the use of marine genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction, and the proliferation of private standards and certification schemes in the intern ational fish trade. This report also highlights some of FAO’s special studies. Among these are the use of wild-fishery resources as seed and feed in aquaculture, and reviews of the world’s shrimp fisheries and of the management of marine capture fisheries in the Pacific Ocean.
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    Several decades ago, the efforts of public administrations were concentrated on developing fisheries and aquaculture and ensuring growth in production and consumption. Then, in the 1980s, as many resources became fully or overexploited, the attention of policy-makers began to focus instead on fisheries management, in addition to development of aquaculture. Aquaculture continues to expand, while marine capture fisheries – when summed together worldwide – seem to have reached a ce iling. Reflecting the growing importance of aquaculture, The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2006 ends with a discussion of the challenges that aquaculture is facing as well as of the opportunities that are open to the sector. The discussion is based on a prospective analysis of the aquaculture sector worldwide, which was undertaken by FAO in the past two years.

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