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General situation of world fish stocks

UN FAO report on the situation of world's fish stocks, that reports that 77% of world fishing stocks are either fully exploited, overexploited or depleted.

Abstract

Of the 600 marine fish stocks monitored by FAO:

  • 3% are underexploited
  • 20% are moderately exploited
  • 52% are fully exploited
  • 17% are overexploited
  • 7% are depleted
  • 1% are recovering from depletion

This report provides details of the specific fishing stocks and areas which are at risk.