Nagoya 2010: Spotlight on world’s ‘Forgotten Fisheries’

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Une Laotienne pêche sur le Mékong à l’aide d’un filet © AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam

The vital importance of inland fisheries to the diet, incomes and livelihoods of people in developing economies is brought into sharp focus in a new report launched today.

Globally rivers and lakes are providing 13 million tonnes of fish annually with the true figure perhaps as much as 30 million tonnes due to under reporting of catches.


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