How does international fish trade help reduce rural poverty?

Around three quarters of all the fish consumed globally is produced in developing countries. A large proportion of this production enters international trade, but fish caught or farmed in developing regions also represents an important source of nutrition for local populations.

Thus, the fisheries and aquaculture sectors can alleviate hunger and poverty both through direct domestic consumption and through the income generation associated with processing and export activities. In this video, we hear from Dr. Audun Lem, Deputy Director of the FAO Policy and Economics Division.

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