Global seafood consumption reaches record 20 kg per capita, exports top USD 148 billion

Published on
July 11, 2016

The global consumption of seafood has risen to more than 20 kg per capita for the first time thanks to stronger aquaculture supply and firm demand, record hauls for some key species and reduced wastage, according to a new report published by the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).

Despite progress in these areas, the state of the world's marine resources has not improved, finds the latest edition of the FAO's “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” report. It …

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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