“GLOBEFISH is the unit in the FAO Fisheries Department responsible for information on international fish trade.
The core of GLOBEFISH is the GLOBEFISH Databank. GLOBEFISH produces a number of publications including fish price reports (European Fish Price Report), market studies (GLOBEFISH Research Programme) and trend analysis (GLOBEFISH Highlights).
GLOBEFISH is jointly financed by FAO and GLOBEFISH Partners.
GLOBEFISH is an integral part of the FISH INFOnetwork and performs a co-ordinating role in the Network activities.
Created to assist the fishery sector particularly in developing countries and countries in transition, the network provides services to private industry and to governments.
The execution of multilateral and bilateral projects is one of the main activities of the network. It is also widely known for its range of publications and periodicals as well as for the organisation of international conferences, workshops and training seminars.
FIN has more than 70 full time staff members and works with over 100 additional international consultants in all fields of fisheries. 50 national governments have signed international agreements with the different FIN services and are using the expertise of these services to develop the fishery sector worldwide.
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INFOPESCA (South and Central America),
INFOFISH (Asia and Pacific region),
INFOSA (Southern Africa)
INFOSAMAK (Arab countries)
EUROFISH (Eastern and Central Europe),
and INFOYU (China).
This INFOnetwork, coordinated by GLOBEFISH, promotes trade in fish products by:
- providing up-to-date information on markets and prices;
- bringing buyers and sellers together in international conferences;
- training industry and government on quality requirements of the main markets.”
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