The mission of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of FAO is to facilitate and secure the long-term sustainable development and utilization of the world's fisheries and aquaculture. FAO is acutely aware of the fundamental social and economic role played by these two sectors in:
Meeting global and national sustainable food security.
Providing self and paid employment for fishing and aquaculture related communities as a means of alleviating poverty in these fishing communities and stemming rural/urban drift.
Shrimp leads non-oil exports for the first time Ecuador
Between January and October this year, Ecuador exported shrimp for USD 2.17 billion, an amount that placed this product for the first time, ahead of bananas, generating USD 2.15 billion in sales.