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Pan-African Fish Trade Netted US$24bn In 2011
MONROVIA, March 3 (LINA) - WorldFish has disclosed that in 2011, the value of pan-African fish trade was US$24 billion.
WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty.
Globally, more than one billion poor people obtain most of their animal protein from fish and 800 million depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods.
This was disclosed in a WorldFish report distributed by African Press Organization (APO).
The Director-General WorldFish, Stephen J Hall, said: “Africa has the potential to develop its fisheries and aquaculture to play a much greater role in promoting food security, providing livelihoods and supporting economic growth.”
Hall said “per capita consumption has fallen, despite Africa’s great abundance of aquatic resources. Fish trade will create the foundation for a more solid, productive and sustainable building-up of this great, continent-wide resource.”