Wild Catch

Historically, wild catch fisheries have provided the vast majority of seafood products available on global markets. Although wild catch fisheries are present in most countries and 57 countries had some level of production certified under a sustainability standard in 2015, 70 per cent of certified wild catch production was sourced from 5 countries, with Peru and the United States accounting for 50 per cent of total certified wild catch. Total certified wild catch production has been growing at an annual rate of 25 per cent per annum (2005–2015), significantly outpacing the relative stagnant growth across global wild catch markets over the same period. Certified wild catch production is therefore considerably more concentrated than conventional production (five leading countries accounting for 41 per cent of total production), reflecting differences in the both the accessibility of certification in different regions but also differences in the business models underlying the MSC and FOS.

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