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FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

Acronym FAO
Type Government
Via delle Terme di Caracalla Roma
Tel [39] (6) 52 25 64 67
Fax [39] (6) 52 25 30 20
Website http://www.fao.org/fishery/about/en
Activities The mission of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of FAO is to facilitate and secure the long-term sustainable development and utilization of the world's fisheries and aquaculture. FAO is acutely aware of the fundamental social and economic role played by these two sectors in:

1. Meeting global and national sustainable food security.
2. Providing self and paid employment for fishing and aquaculture related communities as a means of alleviating poverty in these fishing communities and stemming rural/urban drift.
3. Contributing to national and international trade.
4. Generating national income.

Group(s): IODE Created: Last Updated: 2011-01-03

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