FAO STATE OF THE WORLD’S FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE 2016 REPORT

FAO STATE OF THE WORLD’S FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE 2016 REPORT #SOFIA2016

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  • Global per capita fish consumption has risen to above 20 Kg a year for the first time, thanks to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand.
  • Aquaculture now accounts for 50% of all fish for human consumption (Aquaculture provided only 7% of fish for human consumption in 1974, this share had increased to 26% in 1994 and 39% in 2004).
  • Aquatic plant farming, overwhelmingly of seaweeds, has been growing rapidly and is now practiced in about 50 countries.
  • Production of aquatic animals from aquaculture in 2014 amounted to 73.8 million tonnes, with an estimated first-sale value of US$160.2 billion.

Check out the full report or summary report at http://www.fao.org/publications/sofia/2016/en/, to see latest official statistics on fisheries and aquaculture to present a global analysis of trends in fish stocks, production, processing, utilization, trade and consumption.