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Small fish meets nourishment of mothers, children
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014
RANGPUR, July 19 (BSS): Production of micronutrient-enriched small fishes has been increasing...
Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?
Wednesday, 11th June 2014
We Americans love our fried shrimp, our and our fish sticks. And a lot of other people around the...
No future for salmon farms?
Tuesday, 10th June 2014
The report also concludes that “farmed fish production must more than double by 2050” and some of...

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Farmed Fish Production Must More than Double by 2050, New Analysis Finds
Thursday, 5th June 2014
Report Presents New Findings and Recommendations for Sustainable Aquaculture...
Charting Our Fishing Future
Monday, 28th April 2014
The Dutch Government and the Rockefeller Foundation announced on Thursday 23...
Innovative program to boost African fish trade and improve livelihoods
Friday, 25th April 2014
WorldFish, African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR...

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Fishing nets. Photo by GrahamFishermen are "scraping the bottom of the barrel" in the English Channel with stocks of cod and haddock fast running out, according to new research. The common skate, a large iconic fish, which existed in huge numbers has all but disappeared from the channel. Sharks, rays, and many other species at the head of the food chain are also at historic lows, with many...
Small-scale fisheries, Cambodia.Asian-Pacific fisheries, a vital source of food and crucial for the economies of the region, are threatened by overfishing and a resulting decline in the abundance of more valuable species, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).   The region is the world’s largest producer of both farmed fish and captured...
Sea cucumber in VietnamANALYSIS - In this week's news, new research by World Resources Institute (WRI), WorldFish, the World Bank, INRA and Kasetsart University shows that farmed fish and shellfish production will likely need to increase by 133 per cent between 2010 and 2050 in order to meet projected fish demand worldwide, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor.   The study, Improving...
WorldFish and the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems are helping the coastal communities of the Philippines to recover their livelihoods in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.   Inday Tinambacan harvests 'pechay' from her homestead garden in the Philippines.Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall, tore through the Philippines on Nov. 8 2013, killing...
Photo Credit: USAID Bangladesh As USAID’s annual letter this year notes, in development it is no longer enough to teach a farmer to grow a new crop—or in this case, to fish. Our work isn’t done until we help a farmer learn to run a successful business too. This is precisely what is happening in Bangladesh. Consider Harun and Bina Majhy, who have co-managed a fishing business in rural Bangladesh...
Nam Gnouang Dam (60MW), on a tributary of the Nam Theun River in Laos. Think of the pressure change you feel when an elevator zips you up multiple floors in a tall building. Imagine how you'd feel if that elevator carried you all the way up to the top of Mt. Everest – in the blink of an eye. That's similar to what many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam...
A man walks back with a bucket of shrimp through the swamp in Khulna, Bangladesh. DHAKA, 11 April 2014 (IRIN) - A new insurance scheme in which pre-determined flood thresholds trigger speedy compensation offers hope for poor people in flood-prone Bangladesh, experts say.   “Floods adversely impact the ability of the poor to earn a livelihood both by destroying assets and limiting...
Mola is a micronutrient rich small fish. Rangpur, Bangladesh. How to get enough nutrition into the diets of some of the world's poorest people is a persistent problem in the developing world.   In Bangladesh, where half the population lives below the poverty line, a UN-funded programme in the country's North West has been working with farmers to breed nutrient-dense small fish for...
Farmer checks the condition of fry before releasing, Egypt.This is a joint post with Malcolm Dickson, senior scientist and IEIDEAS project leader at WorldFish. We are all eating more fish nowadays — except in Africa, where there is a huge and rapidly growing gap between fish supply and demand. But why is this happening when fish is such an important component of the diet of the poor,...
Fishermen in Sunamganj, Bangladesh. A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns is now available online at http://atlas.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu/   Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats: they cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface, yet are home to 35% of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is...

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