Title
   English World Wetlands Day - Fish for Tomorrow?
   French Journée mondiale des zones humides - Poissons pour le demain
   Spanish Dí­a Mundial de los Humedales - Pescados para mañana
 Abstract
   EnglishRamsar Convention on Wetlands, an intergovernmental treaty with more than 150 member countries, produced with FAO and other partners, a brochure to highlight the importance of fisheries and aquaculture in wetlands, and the importance of healthy wetlands to productive fisheries and aquaculture. Citing the following -One billion people rely on fish including both finfish and shellfish (molluscs and crustaceans) as their main or sole source of protein; -35 million people are directly engaged, either full- or part-time, in fishing and aquaculture; over 95% percent of them live in developing countries, and the majority are smallscale fishers; -75% of commercially important marine and many inland fish stocks are currently being overfished or are being fished at their biological limit; -Demand for seafood products (including "sea food" from inland waters) has nearly doubled over the past 40 years and is likely to continue alongside a growing global population, the brochure discusses relations among wetlands, aquaculture, fishing, people and the environment.
   FrenchRamsar Convention on Wetlands, an intergovernmental treaty with more than 150 member countries, produced with FAO and other partners, a brochure to highlight the importance of fisheries and aquaculture in wetlands, and the importance of healthy wetlands to productive fisheries and aquaculture. Citing the following -One billion people rely on fish including both finfish and shellfish (molluscs and crustaceans) as their main or sole source of protein; -35 million people are directly engaged, either full- or part-time, in fishing and aquaculture; over 95% percent of them live in developing countries, and the majority are smallscale fishers; -75% of commercially important marine and many inland fish stocks are currently being overfished or are being fished at their biological limit; -Demand for seafood products (including "sea food" from inland waters) has nearly doubled over the past 40 years and is likely to continue alongside a growing global population, the brochure discusses relations among wetlands, aquaculture, fishing, people and the environment.
   SpanishRamsar Convention on Wetlands, an intergovernmental treaty with more than 150 member countries, produced with FAO and other partners, a brochure to highlight the importance of fisheries and aquaculture in wetlands, and the importance of healthy wetlands to productive fisheries and aquaculture. Citing the following -One billion people rely on fish including both finfish and shellfish (molluscs and crustaceans) as their main or sole source of protein; -35 million people are directly engaged, either full- or part-time, in fishing and aquaculture; over 95% percent of them live in developing countries, and the majority are smallscale fishers; -75% of commercially important marine and many inland fish stocks are currently being overfished or are being fished at their biological limit; -Demand for seafood products (including "sea food" from inland waters) has nearly doubled over the past 40 years and is likely to continue alongside a growing global population, the brochure discusses relations among wetlands, aquaculture, fishing, people and the environment.
Type of publicationOther: Brochure
Publication year2007
Job numberAM773/T
Data ownerFI /FIRA
Agrovoc Aquaculture
Categories Fisheries and aquaculture - General aspects
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