Fisheries Worth $246B Worldwide

Publication: CBC

09/14/2010 - Fisheries around the globe generate a whopping $246 billion in annual revenues, according to a new study that for the first time tallies the value of all the indirect industries linked to the lucrative but fragile resource.

Researchers at the University of British Columbia added up the worth of several sectors supported by the commercial fisheries, finding that the total benefit was three times higher than the landed value of the fish alone.


"Fish contribute significantly to global well-being through revenues, jobs and through household incomes," Sumaila said in Vancouver before Tuesday's release of the study by the Pew Environment Group.

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