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How marine fisheries can add millions of tonnes to Africa’s catch

How marine fisheries can add millions of tonnes to Africa’s catch

THE African continent produces seven million tonnes of marine fish a year. This capture has increased in recent years thanks to improved catches in west Africa and the end of Somalian piracy in the Indian Ocean. But the growth in supply can’t match the growing demand. Africa’s population is expected to reach 1.7 billion in 2030 and 2.5 billion in 2050. Fish consumption is already 7.5kg per capita per year. It would need to grow to 13 million tonnes of marine fish in 2030 and almost 19 million tonnes in 2050. Authors ANTAYA MARCH, Senior Research Associate Centre for Blue…
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