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FAO releases latest State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report by Chris Chase June 09,2020   |  Source: SeafoodSource

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has released the latest addition of the biannual “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” report, a flagship publication in the United Nations' “State of the World” series.

The 2020 edition of the publication is devoted to “Sustainability in Action” as the organization continues to focus on meeting Sustainable Development Goals established back in 2015. Comprised of 17 separate actionable goals, the current progress, according to the FAO, hasn’t been fast enough.

“After five years of uneven progress and with less than 10 years to go, and despite progress in many areas, it is clear that action to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is not yet advancing at the speed or scale required,” the forward of the new report, written by FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu, states. “It is therefore necessary and timely that the 2020 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture is devoted to the topic of Sustainability in Action.”

At its core, the FAO’s goal is to fight hunger and poverty. The report acts as a way for the organization to examine how fisheries and aquaculture factor in to the overall fight against food insecurity.

“The 2020 edition of The State of World Fisheries and


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