Fish stocks worldwide are on the rise, but the global outlook is less rosy.
Top ten stocks are rising in importance, but there is a significant lack of evidence to support the increase in the global market, the researchers found.
The top ten global stocks in terms of annual sales in 2016 are:Oceans and marine life, tuna, cod, tilapia, scallops, swordfish, sardines, prawns, salmon, mackerel and cod are all growing faster than ever.
But these are only a few of the world’s most important fish stocks.
The researchers at the World Resources Institute (WRI) analysed the top 10 fish stocks globally to highlight their importance in the food chain and their potential impact on human health.
It found that global fish stocks have grown by 17% since 2007.
The trend is most pronounced among tuna stocks, which increased by more than 40%.
The researchers looked at the trends of the top five global fish-producing countries in terms the size of their fish stocks over the past decade, which are:China, India, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
While global fish prices rose by over 40% between 2009 and 2016, the average price per kg of fish was lower, at $12.60.
This is not surprising as the world economy is experiencing a slowdown in recent years.
The average annual growth rate of the global economy has slowed to 4.6% between 2010 and 2020, compared with 7.4% between 1998 and 2010, according to the World Bank.
The WRI’s researchers analysed global fish production data and found that the average value of a fish has declined by $6.8bn per year since 2007, according a recent report.
It is unclear why this trend has not been more pronounced in fish stocks, the report said.
The study also highlighted how fish stocks were likely to continue to increase in coming decades, due to the increased demand for fish.
In the future, the global demand for seafood is likely to be driven by improved technology, improved farming techniques and more sustainable practices, the authors wrote.