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New Chair for WorldFish as Ambassador Gautschi completes tenure
Monday, 17th November 2014
Ambassador Remo Gautschi will come to the end of his six-year tenure as Chair of the WorldFish...
What is Blue Growth and why is it important?
Monday, 17th November 2014
“Blue Growth” is fast becoming a fashionable term. Drawing on the concept of ‘Green Growth,’...
Are aquaculture and fisheries a solution to food insecurity?
Friday, 7th November 2014
In Bangladesh, more than 20 million people currently suffer from undernutrition, and nearly a...

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Switzerland, WorldFish and CARE to support Youth Employment in Aswan
Monday, 24th November 2014
A project aiming to create employment opportunities and to increase the...
Partnerships for aquaculture development in Timor-Leste
Thursday, 16th October 2014
Two agreements that will promote aquaculture as a means to improve...
Animation highlights need to tackle gender norms
Friday, 10th October 2014
Launched on International Rural Women’s Day, a new animation from WorldFish,...

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Small-scale fisheries, Tonle Sap, CambodiaAccording to a new research study, each Cambodian household consume some 5,3 kilograms of fish five times a week and 63 percent of rural people have jobs related to fishing. The study’s results were released in the 3rd seminar on Assessing Economic and Welfare Values of Fish in the Lower Mekong Basin held on Tuesday in Phnom Penh. Fish is the main...
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...

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