|Sustainable aquaculture's contribution to discussions at Rio+20||
With eyes turning towards Rio+20 we are all reminded of the development challenges ahead of us. Central among these is how to feed the projected 9 billion people on our planet in a sustainable way. Among the discussions and side events, a full day (18 June)* will be dedicated to exploring this topic.
|CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems||
More than 700 million people depend on aquatic agricultural systems for their livelihoods, but the difficulties they face mean that a third or more live on less than US $1.25 a day.
|Enhancing climate resilience of aquatic-agriculture systems in Bangladesh||
Moshni is typical of many small villages in the vast coastal delta region of Bangladesh where the Bhramaputra and Meghna rivers meet the Bay of Bengal. Its inhabitants depend largely on agriculture and aquaculture for food, nutrition and income.
|Little Fish: Big Impact||
A recent report by The Lenfest Ocean Program offers some important new insights into the role of forage fish species in marine ecosystems and the sustainability of the fisheries upon them. Stephen Hall comments on the report and its recommendations.
|Fresh Perspective on Future Health of the Oceans||
The Economist’s World Oceans Summit (held 22-24 February 2012) examined how the increasing activity in and around the oceans can be managed sustainably and what this means for business and other key stakeholders. Dr. Stephen Hall, Director General of WorldFish highlighted the value of such a fora for "bringing together divergent points of view to debate, discuss and deconstruct some of the opportunities, myths and rhetoric on the oceans."
|Aquaculture, Fisheries, Poverty and Food Security||
The roles of fisheries and aquaculture in improving poor peoples’ lives are many, varied and inter-connected. But for practical purposes most research and writing tends to focus on one aspect - the importance of fisheries as a source of food for the poor or the role of aquaculture in providing income.
|World Fisheries Day 2011 Roundup||
World Fisheries Day - 21st of November. WorldFish supports World Fisheries Day. Many other organizations, countries and individuals also have shown their support for fishing communities around the world, and as such we've compiled a list of stories, articles and media from around the globe.
The recent report by McKinsey and Company 'Design for Sustainable Fisheries' takes some important steps towards meeting the challenge of integrating what we understand about the biology of fished species and the economic behaviour of those who fish. It is vital that we do this if we are to better understand the complexities that drive changes in human pressure on fish stocks and how these stocks respond.
|Sea cucumber ranching improves livelihoods|
|Coral Reef Protection Proposed for UNCSD Agenda||
A new UN report "Protection of coral reefs for sustainable livelihoods and development" analyzes the economic, social and development benefits of coral reef protection in the context of the themes and objectives of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), and identifies potential actions needed to protect coral reefs and related ecosystems. WorldFish carries out complementary work, especially in the small island developing States of the South Pacific through its program “ReefBase” – a sophisticated online information system that facilitates the global monitoring and management of coral reefs and thereby supports efforts to protect them. Photo Credits : Yusri Yusuf