From left: FAO's Arni Mathiesen with UN Radio's Donn Bobb.
Fish, crustaceans and molluscs – these are just some of the aquatic organisms produced through aquaculture. All are an important source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
To meet the ever increasing demand for fish, aquaculture will thus be "increasingly vital" for years to come, explained Arni Mathiesen, FAO Assistant Director-General for Fisheries and Aquaculture, in a recent interview with UN Radio at UN headquarters in New York. Currently "around 90 percent of aquaculture production is in Asia, and 10 percent is in the Americas, Europe and Africa", he added.
To listen to the full interview, click here.