Based on the assumption of higher demand and technological improvements, total world fish production -- wild capture plus aquaculture -- is expected to continue to expand and reach 201 million metric tons in 2030, according to a new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

This represents a growth of 18 percent over 2016, or an additional 30 million metric tons, but at a lower annual growth rate of 1 percent than observed in the period between 2003 and 2016, when the growth rate was 2.3