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The first preliminary FAO global fish catch statistics for 1995 indicate that fish production has reached another record 112.9 million tons, representing an increase of 2.4 million tons over the 1994 figures, This increase is attributed to both capture and aquaculture fisheries, and fish production in the Near East Region is following the same trend. Throughout the Region, many countries have increased their annual capture and aquaculture landings- the Region's overall annual fish landings are now over 4 million tons.
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Recent News

 
Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth opens in The Hague Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth opens in The Hague
"22 Apr 2014"
Urgent coordinated action is needed to restore the health of the world’s oceans and secure the long-term well-being and food security of a growing global population. That is a key .... Details
Qatar... 3% of ‘fish species are at high risk of extinction’ Qatar... 3% of ‘fish species are at high risk of extinction’
"30 Mar 2014"
Three per cent of fish species in the Arabian Gulf are at an elevated risk of regional extinction due to over-exploitation by commercial fisheries and widespread coral reef degrada .... Details

Recent Events

 
International Conference on Seafood Safety, Quality and Traceability Systems
International Conference on Seafood Safety, Quality and Traceability Systems
"03 Mar 2014"
The Fishery Quality Control Center under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth, Oman is pleased to announce the Call ... Details
Regional Conference on Food Security and Income Generation through Reduction of Losses and Waste in Fisheries
Regional Conference on Food Security and Income Generation through Reduction of Losses and Waste in Fisheries
"15 Dec 2013"
Fish is a highly perishable commodity and if not properly, harvested, handled and stored, the quality deteriorates rapidly. ... Details

Press releases

 
Regional "conference on food security and income generation through reduction of losses and waste in ....
12 Dec 2013
In the Near East and North Africa region, the importance of addressing food security not only throug ....
Fish Stock Assessment Workshop ....
09 Dec 2013
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is holding a regional workshop in ....
FAO’s training to enhance fisheries planning and management capacities in Gulf Countries and Yemen ....
15 Sep 2013
As a part of a project aiming at supporting capacity development for fishery stock assessment in GCC ....