Indian Ocean fisheries are some of the most important, accounting for 14.55% of the global marine capture harvest.

Trends show that catches have been increasing steadily since the 1980s, with small pelagics, large pelagics (tuna and billfish) and shrimp driving the bulk of this growth. 2 However, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) most recent assessment indicates that 30% of the Indian Ocean’s assessed stocks are not fished within biologically sustainable levels

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