Note: This is the 1997 edition of UNEP's Global Environment Outlook. If you are interested in more recent information, please see the 2000 and 2002 editions.

Figure 2.24. Percent change in average annual marine catch from 1981-83 to 1991-93.

FAO (1995a).
Marine catch data refer to marine and fresh-water fish killed, caught, trapped, collected, bred, or cultivated for commercial, industrial, and subsistence use. Crustaceans and molluscs are included. Base figures used to calculate percentages are national fish catch totals averaged over a three-year period.