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1-      Seafood is the most popular food commodity traded in the world

2-    More than 94% of the world's fishers live in developing countries

3-      About 90% of those employed in world fisheries are classified as small-scale fishers

4-      In some coastal and island countries, fish accounts up to 70% of total animal protein intake

5-      Much of developing world’s fish is supplied by small-scale fisheries, which are often not accounted for in national statistics

6-      According to one study, fisheries contribute approximately US$274 billion to global GDP

7-      Global fish stocks are under threat from overfishing, pollution, habitat destruction and climate change. What’s at stake?

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