The rates are alarming. Demand is growing rapidly, and fish populations in unregulated areas are decreasing fast.
Regulating fishing rates allows for the supply of fish to replenish. However, if seafood suppliers don't transparently track the source of their seafood then, chances are that they are adding to the problem.×
Two years after FAO member states agreed to adopt a human rights-based approach to governing the small-scale fisheries in their countries, researchers invested in the development of small-scale fisheries have released a book outlining progress made in implementing those reforms and the challenges in doing so.
The book, “Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines: Global Implementation,” reviews countries' efforts thus far to implement the human rights-based principles, otherwise known as Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries, at the local level. Comprising essays and case studies by more than 90 authors from academia, the FAO, and civil society, it also considers the need to contextualize the guidelines to fit local circumstances.More >>
Pacific Rich Resources launches new line of sustainably accredited seafood in Hong Kong. Working with A S Watsons and its retail outlets, Pacific Rich will continue its push into the Hong Kong market with sustainably accredited seafood.More >>