Millions of people around the world rely upon them for food - but fish are also pretty cool creatures. Literally.
The cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates often play a very important role in ecosystems - whether in rivers, lakes or oceans. Here's an automated compilation of content relating to fish.
In the natural beauty of eastern Croatia near the edge of the Nature Park Papuk, sustainable fish farming is a growing industry and jobs generator. But, when it comes to fish consumption, Croats are among the lowest in Europe with around 8 kilograms per person a year. That represents an export opportunity to other European Union nations.
Marine plastic trash is a major problem in Indonesia. Images of plastic debris-strewn beaches and stomachs of dead fish full of plastic materials have sparked global outrage, with activists calling for stricter action to deal with the environmental hazard. In Bali, a community campaign is trying to create awareness on this issue.
One of the Great Lakes of Africa, Lake Malawi covers almost one third of the area of the entire country of the same name. It has long since been a major food source for the region. But for years, fish stocks have been dwindling and now climate change is playing its part in further damaging livelihoods in this impoverished country.
The Humboldt Current along the Pacific coast of South America is a giant marine ecosystem. The upwelling of cold, nutrient-rich water made famous by Humboldt is a lifeline for fish. It also impacts global weather and is highly sensitive to climate change.
In India, fishermen's wives are successfully challenging age-old traditions of patriarchy and gender stereotypes. Instead of waiting for their husbands to bring home fish, they've taken the oars into their own hands. They've become tourist guides and mangrove experts, earning their own living while helping to save the biodiversity of their environment.
No fresh sardines caught off the Atlantic coast are sold between October and May in the markets of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. As another no-catch period ends, we look at why this beloved fish is at the center of a dispute between fishermen, scientists and government officials in the Iberian peninsula.
There are plenty of women working in the world of fishing — from fishing itself to processing and sales. There's an event in Italy called "Slow Fish" organized by the international Slow Food network. It focuses on issues of sustainability in fishing worldwide. This year the organizers chose to give women the spotlight. Dany Mitzman was there to meet a few of them.
Illegal fishing is a huge problem in West Africa. Seven million people live along the coast and the sea is their livelihood. This source of income is in jeopardy. Industrial fishing fleets from Europe and China and are ravaging coastal fish stocks. Liberia’s government has been working with Sea Shepherd for two years to try and stop illegal fishing.