Global fisheries and aquaculture hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic, says FAO report


Global fisheries and aquaculture have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and could face further disruption in 2021 as lockdowns affect supply and demand across the sector, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Fish supply, consumption and trade revenues for 2020 are all expected to […]

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India creates special fishery, aquaculture fund to boost output, jobs

The Indian cabinet has approved special Rs 7,522 crore fund aimed at boosting production and jobs in the country’s fisheries and aquaculture sector, a government statement said. It said the Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF) was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The approval […]

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Global fish production seen rising 18 percent to 201 million tonnes by 2030, says FAO


Global fish production will continue to expand over the next decade even though the amount of fish being captured in the wild has levelled off and aquaculture’s previously explosive growth is now slowing, says a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The latest edition of the agency’s The State […]

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FAO calls for halting use of antimicrobial medicines to promote growth in farm animals

Antimicrobials are important to safeguard the health of humans and animals, but these medicines need to be used responsibly, including in the agricultural sectors, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said. “FAO advocates that antibiotics and other antimicrobials should be only used to cure diseases and alleviate unnecessary suffering. Only under strict circumstances they should […]

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