Day 1: 12 Nov 2019 - 11:00 – 11:30 AM
Historically, fish is one of the most traded food animal proteins worldwide in value terms. World trade flow in fisheries and fisheries products shows a consistent upward trend, with the continuous increase in demand making it one of the most-traded food commodities. In addition, a significant share of total fisheries production is exported, reflecting the sector’s degree of openness and integration into international trade.
Data on global production and trade of fish and fish products will be presented with analysis on the main trends, producers, exporters, and importers, emphasising particularly on shrimp. In addition, the main current important topics affecting the commercialisation of fish and fish products; the main international instruments regulating the sector; issues associated with fraud and consumer preferences, and the role of FAO in assisting countries in consolidating and creating market opportunities, will also be shown.