Fisheries value chains, aquaculture, trade and consumption

Efficient and transparent fisheries value chains are key to sustainable fisheries and to reaping the benefits of these.

There is much room for growth of value chains, reducing post-harvest losses, increasing the value of each and every fish, improving the trade to maximise both food value and income and the use of alternative species in aquaculture to promote higher production and therefore greater consumption. Given the continued growth in demand for fish products but also the continued threats to capture fisheries, such as pollution and overfishing, aquaculture is a sensible alternative to securing the supply of fish. It provides livelihoods as well as security in terms of food and nutrition. NFDS’s services in this area include, for example, fish consumption surveys and market analyses, research studies, organisation of outreach and awareness events, identifying and assessing aquaculture investment opportunities.