Published: 9/10/2006 | 1359 views
Fisheries (which includes the management, catching, processing, marketing of fish stocks) and aquaculture (the farming of fish) provide an important source of food, employment, income and recreation for people throughout the world. Millions of people depend upon fish for their livelihoods. If there is to be enough fish for future generations, everyone involved in fishing must help conserve and manage the world?s fisheries so that these activities continue to make this important contribution to sustainable development. The Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries sets out principles and international standards of behaviour for responsible practices that promote effective conservation, management and development of living aquatic resources.