A Man made Tragedy: The Overexploitation of Fish Stocks

Fish is an invaluable resource for food security, export and income generation.

It is key to the livelihoods of millions of people, especially coastal populations. But close to 90% of the world’s marine fish stocks are fully exploited, overexploited or depleted.

Yet many countries spend m billions of dollars in subsidies that contribute to overfishing.

UNCTAD, UNEP and FAO proposed a roadmap to eliminate harmful subsidies.

This is not the only solution, but is a crucial step to stop the tragedy already happening in the seas.


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