A major report published Tuesday by the Center for Responsible Seafood Management in New York City suggests that the global seafood industry faces a crisis of sustainability.
The report says that global seafood production and consumption is at a record high, with more than 7.6 billion tons of seafood produced and consumed in 2016, and more than 4 billion tons consumed worldwide.
The global seafood supply is expected to reach more than 15 trillion tons by 2050, and it’s projected to reach a peak of 15 trillion by 2065.
But with the increase in global demand for seafood, the report argues that seafood production has a high degree of sustainability risk, as demand for fish will continue to rise in coming decades.
The problem, the center said, is that the supply of fish will always be finite and that there will always remain a supply of surplus fish for the global fish market.
“The global seafood market will grow in the future as consumers seek more sustainable seafood sources and new technologies,” the center wrote in its report, titled “Global Seafoods: A Risk Assessment of Sustainable Fisheries.”
The global fish supply is growing fast, but at a rate of 7.4 percent per year, according to the center.
“As the global population increases and consumption continues to grow, the supply will need to be supplemented,” the report says.
“It is the case that the seafood market has an ever-increasing vulnerability to the negative impacts of overfishing, climate change, and habitat loss due to overfishering.”
The report found that the fish supply could decline by 80 percent in the next 30 years, and that the cost of fisheries to society is projected to rise by almost 25 percent.
The Center for Sustainable Seafood Maintains a Risk of OverfishingThe report says overfished fish will be more expensive for consumers, and will cost the seafood trade companies an estimated $2.7 trillion annually.
The fish market will also need to adapt to new technologies that are increasing demand for farmed seafood.
The center warns that the rise in demand for new seafood and technology has a potential to increase the amount of fish consumed and the prices for the fish that are sold.
“Increasing demand for food from farmed fish will increase the prices of many of the fish we currently buy,” the researchers wrote.
“And the increasing demand will lead to a sharp increase in the price of fish sold at restaurants and grocery stores.
This is a risk we must take.”
“If we fail to respond to this rising demand, we could see prices of fish on grocery store shelves double in the coming decades, and food prices go up by up to 50 percent,” the study concludes.
The seafood industry will need new products, new technologies, and new management techniques to meet demand for the new fish that is coming online, the Center warns.
In addition to the growing demand for more sustainable fish, the researchers say that there are other problems with the global supply chain.
The study points to a need to reform fisheries regulations, including the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, which regulates fish production and harvesting worldwide.
In a recent speech at the World Trade Organization (WTO), the organization’s executive director, Nils-Axel Moen, said that there was a need for the “establishment of a more robust and sustainable fishing industry that would be independent of political and economic interests and with a view to sustainability.”
The Center says the problem is that these rules have been largely ignored.
“We need to make sure that we get fishing rules that will ensure the sustainability of fishing, and not just the fish industry,” the Center says.
A number of countries are already working to address the challenges posed by climate change.
In April, the World Food Program released a report that highlighted how the world needs to take urgent action to tackle global food security challenges, including overfarming, overfertilization, deforestation, and ocean acidification.
In the report, the WFP said that the “future of seafood depends on reducing the demand for overfarmed fish, reducing deforestation and reducing the effects of acidification on our food supply.”
The WFP also says that there needs to be a global “fisheries strategy” to ensure the sustainable use of fish and other marine products.
The WFSO has been working on a “fishing strategy” since the 1970s.
It is designed to create a “more sustainable fishing system” in order to meet the growing demands of the global economy.
The new strategy has already been endorsed by the U.N. and developed by a number of organizations.
The United States, Canada, and the European Union have all adopted the plan.