Slowly but surely, public awareness of the current, disconcerting state of global fish production is growing. 11 disturbing fishy facts.

Fact 1:

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.

Fact 2: 

Total world fishery production (capture plus aquaculture) is projected to expand, reaching 196 million tons in 2025.

Fact 3: 

World per capita fish supply reached a new record high of 20 kg in 2014, thanks to vigorous growth in aquaculture.

Fact 4:

China is the largest producer and consumer of fish. They account for 33% of the world’s total.

Fact 5: 

25% of all fish worldwide is caught illegally.

Fact 6: 

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.