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This status update on the world’s fisheries and aquaculture highlights the significant role they play in eliminating hunger, promoting health and reducing poverty. Part one reviews trends and provides data on numerous aspects of production, utilisation and supply. Part two highlights specific issues, including small-scale fisheries and post-harvest losses, the role of aquaculture in nutrition, management of inland waters, shark conservation and IUU fishing. Part three highlights special studies. Part four presents an outlook for the future.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Agriculture and fishing
  • Community fisheries
  • Fish and seafood
  • Fish farming and aquaculture
  • Fisheries production
  • Fishing fisheries and aquaculture
  • Wild capture commercial fishing and natural fisheries
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (corporate) FAO
Publication place Rome
Publisher FAO
Publication date 2014
Pagination 223 pp.
Date uploaded June 12, 2015, 05:57 (UTC)
Date modified June 24, 2015, 03:10 (UTC)