More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food

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Boys catch fish off Atauro Island, Timor-Leste. UN Photo/Martine Perret

More people than ever before are relying on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income. That's according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

But, the UN agency's "State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture" report is warning that wastage, harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector's sustainability.

Global fisheries and aquaculture production totalled 158 million tonnes in 2012 – around 10 million tonnes more than 2010.

Sandra Ferrari has been speaking to Lahsen Ababouch, Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Economics Division at FAO about the growth in the sector.

Duration: 3'30"

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