Each month, we highlight a selection of our new publications. Research by WorldFish, FISH and partners published in February addresses some of the challenges facing fisheries and aquaculture that limit the benefits derived by value chain actors and restrict the sectors’ growth.
Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing animal-food producing sectors, helping reduce reliance and pressure on wild capture fisheries. However, as global aquaculture production has grown in recent years, aquatic animal diseases have also emerged as a significant challenge.
At a time when 90% of global fish stocks are either overfished or fully fished, it’s worth remembering that this isn’t just a crisis affecting our planet’s marine biodiversity. More than 1 billion people worldwide rely on seafood as a source of protein, and more than half this number depend on fishing and related sectors for their livelihoods.