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The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2000; Review of the State of World Fishery Resources: Inland Fisheries, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), 1999, Rome.
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Trends in fisheries - freshwater and marine capture fishery
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The harvest of freshwater fish is likely to increase either through capture fisheries or aquaculture (otherwise known as 'fish farming'). This graphic shows inland capture fisheries trends at the national level for 1984 to 1997, and illustrates the ratio between the 1998 catch and the maximum recorded catch in various marine fishing zones around the world.