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FAO. 2007. The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2006. Rome, Italy: FAO
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Trends in fisheries and aquaculture production (2000-2005)
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The world's marine fisheries have stagnated or slightly declined in the last decade, offset only by increases in aquaculture production. A major reason why the decline has not become more evident is likely because of advances in fishing efficiency, shift to previously discarded or avoided fish, and the fact that the fishing fleet is increasingly fishing in deeper waters