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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 14: Life Below Water


Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits. They form a sister group to the tunicates, together forming the olfactores. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish as well as various extinct related groups. Tetrapods emerged within lobe-finned fishes, so cladistically they are fish as well. However, traditionally fish are rendered paraphyletic by excluding the tetrapods. Because in this manner the term "fish" is defined negatively as a paraphyletic group, it is not considered a formal taxonomic grouping in systematic biology, unless it is used in the cladistic sense, including tetrapods. The traditional term pisces is considered a typological, but not a phylogenetic classification.

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Organizations relating to Fish

European Cetacean Bycatch Campaign
International Fancy Guppy Association / Rustburg VA, USA / Est. 1965
Aquacultural Engineering Society / Copper Hill VA, USA / Est. 1993
World Council of Fisheries Societies / Bethesda MD, USA / Est. 2000
North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization / Edinburgh, UK / Est. 1984
Coalition for Fair Fisheries Agreements / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1992
South Pacific Fisheries Treaty / Est. 1987
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission / Kolonia, Micronesia FS
European Anglers Alliance / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1994
Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas / Est. 1958
Agreement Concerning Protection of the Salmon in the Baltic Sea / Est. 1962
Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security / Manado, Indonesia / Est. 2007
Convention for the Conservation of Anadromous Stocks in the North Pacific Ocean / Est. 1992
International Collective in Support of Fishworkers / Chennai, India / Est. 1986
International Shark Class Association / Toronto ON, Canada
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1969
Sea Turtle Conservancy / Gainesville FL, USA / Est. 1959
North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission / Vancouver BC, Canada / Est. 1992
International Cable Protection Committee / Est. 1958
Protocol Amending the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, 1992 / Rome, Italy / Est. 1992
Latin American Fisheries Development Organization / Est. 1982
Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Conservation Measures for Marine Turtles of the Atlantic Coast of Africa / Bonn, Germany / Est. 1999
Protocol to the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on Fishing and Conservation of Living Resources in the Baltic Sea and the Belts / Est. 1982
Convention Concerning Fishermen's Certificates of Competency / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1966
Arab Federation of Fish Producers / Tunis, Tunisia / Est. 1976

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World Problems relating to Fish

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Unsustainable exploitation of fish resources
Long-term shortage of salt-water fish, crustacea and molluscs and preparations thereof
Pollution-induced fish diseases
Water pollution from fish production
Conflicts over fishing rights
Health hazards from fish, crustacea and molluscs
Environmental hazards from fishing industry
Shark attacks
Threatened species of Pisces
Fish stress

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