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Fisheries, including aquaculture, are a fundamental source of food, livelihood, trade and recreation for people around the world. Careful and responsible stewardship is required to protect and conserve all living aquatic resources for present and future generations. The challenges to achieving sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture are global and need to be addressed through coordinated action.

FAO works together with the United Nations system to support global sustainable development initiatives in order to secure responsible fisheries worldwide.

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