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Let's change the food security conversation on aquaculture
Friday, 25th July 2014
In many parts of the developing world, aquaculture has been touted for quite some time as an...
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...

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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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Sea cucumber farming, Rayner Nha Trang, Vietnam.Within a few years, most of the fish we eat will be farmed, not caught.   That could be a boon for already over-stressed oceans. But the worldwide explosion of aquaculture since 1970 has left its own trail of environmental destruction, from toxic concentrations of waste, to outbreaks of disease, to the continued over-harvesting of smaller ocean...
Fisherwoman checking a fishing line in Mekong, Laos. Peering into the early morning mist created by thousands of tonnes of Mekong water collapsing from Laos into nearby Cambodia, I was surprised when a small black shape emerged.   He looked as spindly and fragile as a botanical specimen. Inching across a barely perceptible cable across what is known as the Khone Falls (Khone Phapheng),...
Farmers tend to crops grown in the bottom of a dried pond in Chingale, Malawi. The increasing variability of climate is a challenge for small-scale farmers in Chingale, Malawi. Changing weather patterns mean that farmers are unable to fully prepare their cropping calendars for optimal harvests, and irregular rainfall is causing unpredictable crop yields. With small land...
Photo from the WorldFish Photostream: Lone fisherman on the wetlands of the Barotse Floodplain, Zambia. Photographer: Georgina Smith.  Zambezi food basket The Zambezi River basin is a food basket for the landlocked southern African nation of Zambia. The river and surrounding floodplains support agriculture, fisheries, and livestock. Around three million people – a...
Fish vendor in Dili, Timor-Leste. Emerging as an independent nation in 2002 after decades of unrest, Timor-Leste faces many development challenges. Around three quarters of the country’s 1.07 million people live in rural areas, and their reliance on natural resources for fishing and farming means that many are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change that could alter the condition and...
Coaching participants, Bangladesh. Photo by Md. Habibur Rahman, 2013.RANGPUR, Sept 04, 2013 - Experts at a linkage event here today stressed for enhanced cultivation of mono-sex Tilapia fish through adopting the improved farming management technology for boosting fish production in rural areas.   WorldFish organised the filed level linkage event under the USAID funded Cereal Systems...
Photo credit: CPWFA new study conducted under the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) and presented at Stockholm World Water Week this week suggests that focusing on “fairness” won’t get the job done when it comes to managing community water resources.   The coastal zone of Bangladesh is home to 38 million people. But this densely packed mosaic of villages, creeks and mudflats is...
Hilsa fish at a market in Barisal, Bangladesh. Photo by Finn Thilsted, 2012.“Mache bhate Bengali” – “Fish and rice make a Bengali”. Situated on the deltas of three of the world’s largest river systems, it’s not surprising fish is part of daily life in Bangladesh. Small-scale aquacultural farmers sell fish from their homestead pond at the local market. Villagers dry fish on the coastal plains...
Traditionally, fisheries policies have been primarily driven by environmental and economic research agendas by foreign governments, development NGOs and scientific researchers. This leaves many small holders and poor people reliant on fish for nutrition, without a voice at a very large table. Acknowledging the disparity in discourse, Stephen Hall, WorldFish Director General, has added new...
Freshwater capture fisheries in the Lower Mekong Basin provide the regional population with up to 80% of the animal protein in their diet, as well as livelihood opportunities on a vast scale.   Despite their importance to the region, the different values that fish contribute to income, and the relative role of fish resources in rural livelihoods and welfare have never been fully...

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