Sub-regional Office for the Pacific Islands

Aquaculture and Fisheries Development

PICs need to sustainably develop and diversify fisheries and aquaculture products for domestic and international markets. They also need to address the unsustainable harvesting of inshore fisheries, the slow development of commercial aquaculture projects and the limited value adding of fisheries products.

The expected outcomes of FAO assistance in the area of fisheries and aquaculture development are:

·         increased income and employment opportunities through sustainably developed inshore fisheries and aquaculture;

·         sustainable management of inshore fisheries;

·         improved environment for commercial aquaculture project development; and

·         increased capacity to value add fisheries products.

More details can be found in the member country pages.