By United Nations
This file synthesizes findings from the Millennium environment Assessment's worldwide and sub-global tests on biodiversity and human health. It states that an remarkable attempt will be had to in achieving an important relief within the cost of biodiversity loss in any respect degrees via 2010. This present synthesis differs from the 2 studies published on March 30, 2005 in that they checked out the problem commonly and more often than not phrases. This present file specializes in the biodiversity facets of the Millennium surroundings review.
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1]. Gaps in Methodology to Assess Ecosystem Services Assessment of fisheries has been dominated by single-species approaches, such as the widely applied maximum sustained yield (MSY) concept. These approaches look at target fish populations in isolation from the ecosystem. 8]. 8]. 1], and there is no agreement (at the time of writing) on a complete set of indicators to be used for the 2010 target, whose aim is ‘to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional, and national level as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on earth’.
2]. employment. The reliance on and demand for food fish, the overcapacity of the global fleet, and overfishing result in declining food availability in the long term. 2) due to overfishing resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and has cost at least $2 billion in income support and retraining [General SR 3]. Globally, the bulk of people employed in fisheries are poor and many are without alternative sources of work and subsistence. Tourism also is a major source of coastal employment.
Basic Materials for a Good Life Food Provision More than one sixth of the world’s population relies on fish as their main or sole source of animal protein. Global annual per capita consumption of seafood averages 16 kilograms. Fisheries are a particularly important source of protein in developing countries. The supply of wild marine fish as a cheap source of protein for many countries is declining. 2 kilograms in 1997 [CT 18 Main Message #7]. Overfishing threatens human well-being through declining food availability in the long term, since fewer fish are available for consumption and the price of fish increases.
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