World's Primary Forum for Fisheries MeetsBy Antonio Gozain | Wed, 06/08/2022 - 16:50
As fisheries and aquaculture still face sustainability challenges, the Committee on Fisheries (COFI), the world’s primary forum for fisheries and aquaculture trade discussions, gathered for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Fisheries and aquaculture products represent a US$150 billion business and are among the most traded food commodities, involving over 225 countries and territories.
“The pandemic's effects on production, supply systems and markets caused significant disruptions and changes in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. Now, the sector’s resilience is being tested again as the effects of the war in Ukraine, as well as other conflicts around the world, are adding to the complexity of global operations of fisheries and aquaculture products,” said during the meeting QU Dongyu, Director General, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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