Small-scale fishermen hoping to benefit from boom in global fish trade

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Projections for 2013 suggest fish farmers produced 70 million tonnes of fish – 44 percent of the total fishery output. FAO

Small-scale fishermen and fish farmers are being helped to take advantage of a growing worldwide market which has set new records last year.

Global fishery production is expected to reach 160 million tonnes in 2013, up from 157 million tonnes the previous year.

Many people in developing countries who work in the fish trade are unable to take advantage of the trade which the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says is worth $136 billion annually.

Sandra Ferrari has been speaking to Nicole Franz, FAO's Fishery Planning Analyst.

She began by asking her about the main challenges facing small scale fishermen.

Duration: 4'13"

 

 

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