World fisheries current status and trends
Download
1 / 8

World Fisheries: Current Status and Trends - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 181 Views
  • Updated On :

UNEP Workshop on Fisheries Subsidies and Sustainable Fisheries Management. World Fisheries: Current Status and Trends. Charlotte de Fontaubert, Ph.D. IUCN - Washington Office. The Numbers Game. Total World Production: 120.2 in 1996 128.8 in 2001 (+7%). But ….

Related searches for World Fisheries: Current Status and Trends

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'World Fisheries: Current Status and Trends' - marc


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
World fisheries current status and trends l.jpg

UNEP Workshop on Fisheries Subsidies

and Sustainable Fisheries Management

World Fisheries:

Current Status and Trends

Charlotte de Fontaubert, Ph.D.

IUCN - Washington Office


The numbers game l.jpg
The Numbers Game

  • Total World Production:

    • 120.2 in 1996 128.8 in 2001 (+7%)

  • But ….

    • Marine Catches: 96.9 97.6 (+0.7%)

    • Inland Catches: 23.3 31.2 (+ 33%)

  • And …

    • Mariculture: 10.8 15.1 (+39.8%)

    • Capture: 86.1 82.5 (-3.6%)


The rules of the game l.jpg
The Rules of the Game

  • The China Exception:

    • World Figures without China

      • Total 88.3 86 (-2.6%)

      • Inland 10.6 13.1 (+23%)

      • Marine 77.7 72.9 (-6.17%)

  • World Marine Figures:

    • Capture 73.6 67.9 (-7.75%)

    • Mariculture 4.1 5.0 (+21%)


Biological indicators l.jpg
Biological Indicators

  • Fishing pressure continues to increase

  • The Number of underexploited and moderately exploited stocks continues to decline slightly (25% of known stocks)

  • The number of fully exploited stocks remains relatively stable (47%)

  • The number of overexploited (18%) and significantly depleted or recovering stocks (10%) is increasing slightly


But these numbers ignore two fundamental realities l.jpg
But these numbers ignore two fundamental realities:

  • The need for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management

  • The need for a precautionary approach (it’s too late once the stocks have collapsed …)


So how are things out of the water l.jpg
So how are things out of the water?

  • Governance is evolving:

    • Mostly at the regional level (RFMOs, SEAFO and Western and Central Pacific Ocean)

  • But also at the global level, through fisheries management initiatives (UNFSA, FAO IPOAs), but also through linkages with broader biodiversity issues (CBD)

  • And the two are intimately linked (FOCs)


Trade has become a key component of fisheries management l.jpg
Trade has become a key component of fisheries management

  • For better (ICCAT, CCAMLR)

  • Or for worse (negative impact of some subsidies - or why we are here today …)

  • And some would argue that the rules are still being developed (WTO v. MEAs)


The high seas time bomb l.jpg
The High Seas Time-bomb

 Some of the problems are being displaced rather than addressed (access agreements, over-capacity)

 The problem with seamounts and other particularly fragile areas (biodiversity dimension)

 What is “fueling” this development?