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Advancing International \par Cooperation for
\par Sustainable Fishing, Improved Livelihoods
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FISH \par is the fastest growing source of food in developing countries. It is the primary \par source of animal protein for about one-sixth of the world's population -- and \par often the only source of protein for millions of the world's poor. Fishers in \par developing countries are among the poorest of the poor and fishing is often the \par only way out of poverty and malnutrition for them.

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Meanwhile, \par across the world, demand for fish has doubled in the last 50 years, and \par production would have to double again in the next 25 years to keep up with \par population growth. The number of people in the world increases every year by \par 80-90 million, most of them in developing countries. Demand, which has risen at \par twice the rate of human population growth since 1961, has greatly exceeded \par supply and the problem is growing.
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However, \par the world's fisheries are in crisis -- the result of unsustainable fishing \par practices. The problem is grave. More than 45 per cent of the world's fisheries \par are overexploited, 60 per cent are being fished to their full capacity and 75 \par per cent need immediate action to freeze or reduce fishing to ensure future \par supplies. World fishery production is now more than six times that of 1950.\par

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Continued \par over-fishing threatens global food security, impoverishes coastal communities \par and degrades ecosystems. It also threatens the economies of developing \par countries, for many of which fish are one of their few exports and foreign \par currency earner. Over 70 per cent of all fish exports are sourced from \par developing countries and this proportion is rising.

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Catches of \par wild fish have stagnated since the mid-1980s, and many of the world's important \par fisheries have already collapsed.

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\par Support our Future Fishermen in Central America  \par  

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We Work With Small Scale Fishermen in Latin America     \par  

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From El Salvador to South Africa and Thailand, from Palestine to the \par Democratic Republic of the Congo, from the Philippines to Ecuador, Peru, \par Mexico, and Central America, the struggles to respond to issues of justice, \par empowerment, poverty, local community issues, are very real, but the contextual \par challenges that loom are enormous.  These are some of The Questions.

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How to be relevant in these times, especially to young \par people - to speak in a language that makes sense in the context of \par globalization and instant access to vast amounts of information, addressing \par contemporary concerns in a manner that is credible and welcoming;

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How to be a respectful minority presence in Muslim and \par Buddhist societies, or an open Catholic presence in communities increasingly \par drawn to a fundamentalist Christian expression of faith, and how to promote \par religious and cultural tolerance;

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How to exemplify a commitment to the social dimensions of \par the community- willing to address the critical social issues of specific \par countries in the global South as well as the globalization of poverty, \par violence, and environmental destruction;

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How to be a credible player in the process of building a \par just and lasting peace in situations of violent conflict and war;

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How to end impunity, promote reconciliation, and protect \par human rights in post-conflict situations; and

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How to define and encourage good governance in impoverished \par as well as in rich countries.

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The mission  IS  a daunting one and the challenge is \par great, but the Spirit is strong and ready.

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At Fair Trade Fish, our \par Organization is ready to Meet These Goals and Precepts in a Third World Fishing \par Society. 

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If We Do Not Change Our Habits, The Fish Will Have \par the LAST LAUGH. Think About  the Future   \par

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Think About How Your Fish Got to Your Table, \par and By Who.
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 \par \par \par CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES \par  
 \par \par \par \par \par FAO State of Fishing 2012  \par  
 \par \par FISH BASE   all one needs to know of most species, \par taxonomic data, common names, pictures
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\par \par \par \par \par \par Teach a Child to Fish, it is An Expression of LOVE.

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\par WE WILL BE DELIVERING AN AMBULANCE TO OUR SMALL FISHING VILLAGES \par IN   EL SALVADOR FOR USE BY THE FISHERMEN  

\par WE ARE SOLICITING ANY DONATIONS AND SPONSORS AT THIS TIME.  THIS WILL BE FILMED and DOCUMENTARY \par WILL BE THE RESULT. WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE BANNER AND STICKERS FOR ALL \par APPROVED SPONSORS. THANK YOU AND GOD Bless

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\par \par CoastalCarolinasInternationalSurfTeam.org \par is the Major Sponsor along with\par \par FishermensCulturalSociety.org

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We are Based in  El \par Salvador

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