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Post-disaster rehabiliatation teaches resilience in Bangladesh

In November 2007, Cyclone Sidr devastated southern Bangladesh, taking more than 3000 lives and causing USD$2 billion in damage. “Sidr took our crops, fishpond and house, leaving us hopeless,” recalls Gita Roy of Jhalakathi District, who was one of ...

Type: Story

Promoting small-scale aquaculture for food security and nutrition in Africa and Asia

Bina Roy lives in rural Bangladesh. She is a wife, mother, a farmer and a fisher. Bina is also secretary to the committee that oversees fishing practices in her village. In 2002, she and her neighbors began implementing several new aquaculture practices ...

Type: Story

Irresponsible aquaculture could threaten environment, report warns

The global aquaculture industry needs to improve operational efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of fish farming as production climbs from 65.8 million tonnes (t) in 2008 to over 100 million t by 2030, according to a new report from WorldFish ...

Type: Press Release

75% of WorldFish's coral reefs currently under threat, new analysis finds

A new comprehensive analysis finds that 75% of the world’s coral reefs are currently threatened by local and global pressures. For the first time, the analysis includes threats from climate change, including warming seas and rising ocean acidification. ...

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WorldFish, FAO, UNEP, World Bank and other organiaztions issue a 'call to action' to the climate change negotiators

CLIMATE CHANGE AND FISHERIES While agriculture and freshwater resources have been central in climate policy discussions, the effects of climate change on fisheries resources – and the implications for the health and livelihoods of fishers in the ...

Type: Press Release

Fish for life: rehabilitating lives after natural disasters

Coastal areas, the inhabitants of which are often dependant on fish for food and income, are increasingly those most affected by natural disasters. This video takes a look at how one remote fishing community in Aceh, Indonesia, which was totally destroyed ...

Type: Video

Fish farming supports HIV-affected families in Africa

Malawi — the food crisis is adding to the misery of countries already crippled by other burdens like drought and HIV. Here people are turning to fish farming, not only for food and income but also as a way to cope with the challenges of HIV, in particular ...

Type: Video

WorldFish honored as 2005 Tech Museum Awards Laureate

WorldFish has been named a 2005 Tech Museum Awards Laureate for its development of an improved strain of farmed tilapia, popularly known as GIFT (Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia). WorldFish will receive the Tech Museum award in the Accenture Economic ...

Type: Press Release

WorldFish scientist wins 2005 World Food prize

Former WorldFish scientist, Dr. Modadugu V. Gupta is to be awarded the US$250,000 World Food Prize (2005) in recognition of his achievement in helping over 1 million of the world's poorest people better feed themselves. Dr. Gupta's work helped ...

Type: Press Release

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