The first Monitoring and Evaluation report shows for the first time the impact of certified responsible aquaculture, including clear improvements in the environmental performance of salmon farms in Norway, Canada and Chile, and shrimp farms in Vietnam.
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The report estimates that the coronavirus pandemic hit the sector by decreasing income sources and increasing costs.
The plan calls for more antimicrobial resistance-related research and surveillance in the crop, aquaculture and environment sectors.
The 2021 Global Aquaculture Production Survey and Analysis reported high growth of Ecuador’s shrimp production and tilapia in Brazil and predicts Iceland as major producer in the global salmon sector.
Improvements to aquaculture production, lower prices, and changing cultural preferences expected to drive up demand for fish, seafood and seaweed, according to new research.
Global aquaculture production is expected to fall by 1.3% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first fall recorded by the sector in several years.
FAO’s new Food Outlook report tracks the risks associated with rising import bills amid a broad upswing in prices.
A new FAO report provides an overview of the algae sector with a focus on its contribution and potential in global aquaculture development.
GLOBEFISH Market Profile provides a snapshot of key data relevant to production and trade in fisheries and aquaculture products.
The report addresses why and how farmed tilapia can and should play an important role in solving sub-Saharan Africa’s challenge to produce sufficient food for its growing population.
The 2021 report found that aquaculture companies, primarily salmon companies, continue to perform better than animal protein producers on all risk factors.
In the upcoming five years, the OIE will bring together different actors from the international community to coordinate joint actions in response to the challenges met by the aquatic sector.
The Norwegian aquaculture industry uses fewer antibiotics than any other animal farming, and in 2020, 99% of Norwegian salmon were never treated with any form of antibiotic, according to a Norwegian Seafood Council report.
Aquaculture production is expected to overtake capture fisheries production in 2027 and to account for 52% of all fish production by 2030, according to the report.
A new EUMOFA analysis provides a better understanding of RAS within the EU's aquaculture sector, in particular its size and potential for growth.
Twenty years on from an analysis that sparked controversy by highlighting fish farming’s damage to ocean fisheries, the same team led by Stanford University has found the industry has made significant strides toward sustainability.
The report focuses on trends in the production, trade, use and market of specific pathogen-free (SPF) L. vannamei broodstock.
By definition, aquatic genetic resources (AqGR) for food and agriculture include DNA, genes, chromosomes, tissues, gametes, embryos and other early life history stages, individuals, strains, stocks and communities of organisms of actual or potential value for food and agriculture. This report is the first global assessment of the status of AqGR. Overall, 92 countries contributed, covering approximately 96 percent of global aquaculture production and over 80 percent of global capture fisheries production.
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) is the flagship publication of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. This premier advocacy document is published every two years to provide policy-makers, civil society and those whose livelihoods depend on the sector a comprehensive, objective and global view of capture fisheries and aquaculture, including associated policy issues.
World aquaculture production attained another all-time record high of 114.5 million tons in live weight in 2018 with a total farmgate sale value of $263.6 billion, according to FAO’s 2020 SOFIA report.
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