According to the report, the average annual fish consumption around the world is 37.5 pounds, compared to 35.3 pounds in 2004. An estimated 8 percent of the world’s population depends on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods.
The record level of fish consumption around the world has resulted in a decrease in global fish stocks.
“That there has been no improvement in the status of stocks is a matter of great concern,” said Richard Grainger, U.N. fisheries expert in a statement.
“The percentage of over exploitation needs to go down although at least we seem to be reaching a plateau,” he said.
According to the report, 32 percent of the world's fish stocks are over exploited, depleted, or in urgent need of increase.