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.
Tilapia sausages reach Oxaca market Mexico
To directly benefit the regional productive sector, through the University of Papaloapan, the State University System of Oaxaca supported a project that involves tilapia conservation techniques to obtain derived products.