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This 2006 report provides an overview of developments in world fisheries and aquaculture, a review of issues confronting fishers and fish farmers, and a presentation of seven in-depth studies undertaken by FAO. The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture ends with a discussion of the challenges that aquaculture is facing as well as of the opportunities that are open to the sector. The discussion is based on a prospective analysis of the aquaculture sector worldwide, which was undertaken by FAO in the past two years. Included with the report is the fourth edition of the FAO World Fisheries and Aquaculture Atlas CD-ROM, a comprehensive and global view of marine and inland capture fisheries and aquaculture.