The state of world fisheries

Globally, fisheries support the livelihood of eight per cent of the world’s population. Valued at $102.1 billion, exports of fish account for one per cent of global merchandise trade. However, there are serious concerns for the state of world fisheries, with more than 30 per cent of global fisheries overexploited. Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has been cited as one of the three main causes for poor performance of fisheries management. [read more]