The first Monitoring and Evaluation report shows for the first time the impact of certified responsible aquaculture, including clear improvements in the environmental performance of salmon farms in Norway, Canada and Chile, and shrimp farms in Vietnam.
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The report focuses on trends in the production, trade, use and market of specific pathogen-free (SPF) L. vannamei broodstock.
By definition, aquatic genetic resources (AqGR) for food and agriculture include DNA, genes, chromosomes, tissues, gametes, embryos and other early life history stages, individuals, strains, stocks and communities of organisms of actual or potential value for food and agriculture. This report is the first global assessment of the status of AqGR. Overall, 92 countries contributed, covering approximately 96 percent of global aquaculture production and over 80 percent of global capture fisheries production.
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) is the flagship publication of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. This premier advocacy document is published every two years to provide policy-makers, civil society and those whose livelihoods depend on the sector a comprehensive, objective and global view of capture fisheries and aquaculture, including associated policy issues.
World aquaculture production attained another all-time record high of 114.5 million tons in live weight in 2018 with a total farmgate sale value of $263.6 billion, according to FAO’s 2020 SOFIA report.
“The Blueprint for Future Proofing Shrimp Supply Chains” is a challenge to businesses that buy, sell, produce or benefit from farmed shrimp to achieve sustainable goals by 2025.
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