A new report of
According to the FAO, at present 38 percent of all fish produced in the world is exported and in value terms, over two thirds of fishery exports by developing countries are directed to developed countries. The Fish to 2030 report finds that a major and growing market for fish is coming from
The report predicts that 62 percent of food fish will come from aquaculture by 2030 with the fastest supply growth likely to come from tilapia, carp, and catfish. Global tilapia production is expected to almost double from 4.3 million tons to 7.3 million tons a year between 2010 and 2030. The fast-moving nature of aquaculture is what made this a particularly challenging sector to model and at the same time, embodies the most exciting aspect of it in terms of future prospects for transformation and technological change, said one of the report’s authors Siwa Msangi of IFPRI. Comparing this study to a similar study we did in 2003, we can see that growth in aquaculture production has been stronger than what we thought.
The World Banks Director of Agriculture and Environmental Services,
If countries can get their resource management right, they will be well placed to benefit from the changing trade environment, Voegele said. Fisheries and aquaculture are a vital source of jobs, nutritious food and economic opportunities, especially for small-scale fishing communities. Yet threats from large-scale disease outbreaks in aquaculture and climate change-related impacts could dramatically alter this.
"With the world’s population predicted to increase to 9 billion people by 2050 - particularly in areas that have high rates of food insecurity - aquaculture, if responsibly developed and practiced, can make a significant contribution to global food security and economic growth," he said.
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