Contribution of Fish Trade to Development, Livelihoods and Food Security in West Africa: Key Issues for Future Policy Debate

Fish is the most valuable agricultural commodity traded internationally with annual sales of nearly US$80 billion and increasing each year (FAO FishStat, 2006). For Developing Countries in regions such as West Africa, fish exports to markets in Developed Countries, especially in Europe, are a major source of foreign exchange revenue, and help to underpin the domestic fisheries in terms of earnings and employment. However, despite the range of benefits for development which are generated by the fish trade, including contributing to economic growth, there are also concerns about the possible negative impacts which might be involved.

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- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Biodiversidade Marinha

- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base

- Economia, Comércio e Medidas de Incentivo

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