Global per capita fish consumption rises above 20 kilograms a year
7 July 2016, Rome--- Global per capita fish consumption has risen to above 20 kilograms a year for the first time, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. The latest edition of the UN agency’s report “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” sites that increases are related to stronger aquaculture supply and demand, record hauls for some key species and reduced wastage. Yet despite notable progress in some areas, the state of the world’s marine resources has not improved. The report, also known as the SOFIA report, is being released ahead of the 32nd session of the Committee on Fisheries being held at FAO headquarters in Rome next week.

Manuel Barange, Director of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, tells more about the latest edition of the SOFIA report. (interview conducted by Sandra Ferrari)
6min. 02sec.
Topic(s): Fisheries & aquaculture, Interview
Produced by: FAO
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