FAO Fisheries Department

Establishing and linking global fish-trade information networks

 

22-7-2013 

The global export value of fish and associated products

has soared dramatically over recent decade. The global export value of fish and associated products

has soared dramatically over recent decades, from US$15

billion in 1980 to US$130 billion today. At

the same time, there have been dramatic changes in the fish

supply and value chains, enormous growth in aquaculture,

and tremendous improvements in logistics, distribution and

packaging. In parallel, there also have been growing concerns

over environmental issues and sustainability. GLOBEFISH,

the FAO unit responsible for gathering, assessing and

disseminating information and analysis of international fish

trade, has almost three decades of experience in developing

regional information networks.

http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i2940e/i2940e04.pdf