Written by Redactie on Wednesday 25 October 2017
Slowly but surely, public awareness of the current, disconcerting state of global fish production is growing. 11 disturbing fishy facts.
Every year we catch between 90 and 100 million tons of fish, crustaceans, and assorted shellfish. 90% is hauled up from the world’s oceans, with 10% coming from lakes and rivers.
Total world fishery production (capture plus aquaculture) is projected to expand, reaching 196 million tons in 2025.
World per capita fish supply reached a new record high of 20 kg in 2014, thanks to vigorous growth in aquaculture.
China is the largest producer and consumer of fish. They account for 33% of the world’s total.
25% of all fish worldwide is caught illegally.
56.6 million people were engaged in the primary sector of capture fisheries and aquaculture in 2014, of whom 36% were engaged full time.
Read the other inspiring facts in the Food Inspiration Magazine: Future of Fish.