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Newsflash - Fisheries advocacy

Newsflash - Fisheries advocacy (10)

EU countries pay less than 3% of landed value of catches to access Madagascar’s fishing grounds
EU fishing quotas in Madagascar have increased by 30% since 1986 while access fees have decreased by 20%
Fish catches in Madagascar have been underreported by up to 500% over the past five decades
Small-scale fishers account for 72% of catches in Madagascar
$50 billion is lost every year through mismanaged fisheries
97% of fishers live in developing countries
More than 1 billion people in the world rely on fish as a source of protein
Small-scale fisheries support the livelihoods of 500 million people worldwide
Less than 2% of the world's oceans are protected
Over 75% of the world's fish stocks are either fully exploited or overexploited