New Study on Value of Inland Fisheries

TEEB report photoA new report from UN FAO, prepared for The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) project by UNEP, estimates the value of three major freshwater fish production systems and aquatic ecosystems: the Columbia River in North America, the Lower Mekong Basin in southeast Asia, and the Lake Victoria Basin in Africa. This study focused on the role inland capture fisheries and freshwater aquaculture production systems play in the supply of these services, regardless of their form, scale, and intensity. The study encompasses all freshwater aquatic environments such as lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams, and other wetlands (e.g., swamps, floodplains), whether they are man-made (e.g., reservoirs) or natural (e.g., unregulated rivers). The report is available at: http://www.teebweb.org/agriculture-and-food/inland-fisheries/.

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