11 July 2018, Rome, Italy - Gareth Johnstone, Director General WorldFish, left, and Arni Mathiesen, Assistant Director General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO. Signing ceremony of an MoU between FAO and the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (WorldFish). COFI 2018 - Committee on Fisheries, 33rd Session, 9-13 July 2018. FAO headquarters (Canada room).
A new understanding between WorldFish and FAO will combat hunger and improve livelihoods by promoting the impact of fisheries and aquaculture research.
Over the past three decades, the global aquaculture industry has risen from obscurity to become a critical source of food for millions of people, mostly through export. This boom has led scholars to question whether aquaculture contributes to the food security of poorer people in producing countries.