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.
EU and China partner to boost ocean sustainability European Union
The EU has signed a unique ocean partnership agreement with China intended to improve the international governance of the oceans in all its aspects, including by combating illegal fishing and promoting a sustainable blue economy.
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