WorldFish focuses on sustainable increases in aquaculture production ensuring that poor farmers, their families and communities receive direct nutritional and economic benefits.

WorldFish’s sustainable aquaculture research focuses on enabling enterprises to progressively enhance production efficiency and sustainability via the use of domesticated, selectively-bred, high-health fish reared on sustainable feeds in gender-inclusive production systems that have low carbon and environmental footprints.

WorldFish and our development partners are currently conducting research in:

We target countries with low and medium Human Development Indicators and high dependence on fish for food, where aquaculture is in early stages of development but needs accelerated growth to fill projected shortfalls, or where aquaculture is already established but opportunities exist to sustainably intensify to the supply levels required to meet growing domestic or regional demand.

Research advances across the key research domains of fish breeding and genetics, disease detection and control, nutrition and feeds, and enhanced production systems will contribute to sustainable growth, while ensuring that poor farmers, their families and communities access direct nutritional and economic benefits from a sustainably growing aquaculture sector.

Impacts are delivered through widespread dissemination and use of improved tilapia and carp seed, application of best management practices, adoption of fish disease control measures, sustainable aquafeeds and adoption of production systems with reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved water and nutrient use.

Program impact by 2022


WorldFish’s contribution to the SDGs

As an international non-profit research organization committed to reducing poverty and hunger, WorldFish seeks to maximize the health,  social and economic impact of our work.