Small fishermen face a sea of ​​obstacles

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Out of 37 million people engaged in artisanal fishing or aquaculture around the world, 90 per cent are in Asia and use their scarce nets, boats, cages to be able to fish or raise fish with which to survive.

Further 100 million are indirectly involved in these activities, according to data from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Despite acting on a small scale, they provide two-thirds of the fish that is consumed by the population.

A reality that is “too big to ignore”, as it is mentioned in its name by the global network “Too Big To Ignore” (TBTI), with hundreds of researchers trying to respond to the problems that drown the sector.

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