Pollution, over-exploitation, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, as well as climate change have become major threats to aquatic eco-systems. To unlock the potential of seas and oceans, adequate fishing management is essential. The world’s marine and freshwater ecosystems – the Blue World – provide essential ecosystem services, biodiversity, food and a livelihood for hundreds of millions of people. However, up to now humans have only tapped into part of its resources, without respecting biodiversity, contributing to fish stock repletion or engaging in adequate coastal management.  To achieve the sustainable use of living aquatic resources, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) actively promotes sustainable fishery and aquaculture policies and practices, ...