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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture - 2016 (SOFIA)

Contributing to food security and nutrition for all

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FAO. 2016. The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016. Contributing to food security and nutrition for all. Rome. 200 pp.

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