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Is the planet approaching "peak fish"? Not so fast, study says Significant production increases foreseen over coming decade - Sector faces major challenges 9 JulyRome, Italy - Global fish production will continue to expand over the next decade even though the amount of fish being captured in the wild has levelled off and aquaculture's previously explosive growth is now slowing, says a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO.
The latest edition of the agency's The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture SOFIA report projects that by combined production from capture fisheries and aquaculture will grow to million tonnes.
That's an 18 percent increase over the current production level of million tonnes. But future growth will require continued progress in strengthening fisheries management regimes, reducing loss and waste, and tackling problems like illegal fishing, pollution of aquatic environments, and climate change, the report adds.
Generally, the amount of fish being captured in the wild plateaued starting in the s and has remained largely stable since. Despite that fact, the world has for decades been consuming ever greater amounts of fish - Inproduction from aquaculture reached 80 million tonnes, according to SOFIA — providing 53 percent of all fish consumed by humans as food.
While aquaculture's growth has slowed — it experienced 5. Efforts to reduce the amount of fish being discarded at sea or thrown out post-capture — for example by using discards and trimmings to produce fishmeal — will also help meet ongoing increases in demand for fish products.
The status of wild fish stocks Some Just 40 years ago, 90 percent of FAO-monitored fisheries were being utilized at biologically sustainable levels, and just 10 percent were being fished unsustainably.
These trends do not necessarily mean that no progress has been made toward achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14, which calls on the international community to effectively regulate fish harvesting end overfishing, illegal fishing, and destructive fishing practices, and to implement science-based management plans aimed at restoring stocks.
But FAO's report warns that the world has diverged in its approach to sustainable fisheries, with worsening overcapacity and stock status — too many boats chasing too few fish — in developing countries offsetting improved fisheries management and stock statuses in developed ones.
Counteracting this will require building effective partnerships, particularly in policy coordination, financial and human resource mobilization and deployment of advanced technologies e.
Other challenges Climate change and pollution are also cause for concern. While research suggests that climate change might cause overall global fish catch levels to vary by under 10 percent, significant shifts in where fish are caught are anticipated, SOFIA notes.
Catches are likely to drop in many fisheries-dependent tropical regions and rise in temperate areas of the north. Shifts in the distribution of fisheries will have major operational, managerial, and jurisdictional implications, the report says.
Research will be needed to develop strategies for allowing both fisheries and the species they exploit to adapt smoothly to climate change. Priority should be given to preventive measures that reduce marine litter and microplastics, efforts to upgrade recycling schemes to "circular economies" as well as phasing out single-use plastic, says FAO's report.
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