In the developing world, more than one billion poor people obtain most of their animal protein from fish, and 250 million depend on fishing and aquaculture for their livelihoods. WorldFish, an international, nonprofit research organization, harnesses the potential of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture to increase food and nutrition security and promote better livelihoods.

WorldFish uses its technical and scientific expertise in fisheries and aquaculture to promote evidence-based development solutions that help the millions who are dependent on fish for food and livelihoods.

WorldFish focuses its expertise and research in the following areas:

  • Building adaptive capacity to climate change in fisheries and aquaculture
  • Strengthening gender equality in fish-dependent communities
  • Increasing the benefits to poor people from fisheries and aquaculture   value chains
  • Improving nutrition and health through fisheries and aquaculture
  • Identifying and promoting policies and practices to increase the resilience of small-scale fisheries
  • Sustainably increasing the productivity of small-scale aquaculture

By 2024 WorldFish, together with our donors and partners, will improve the lives of 28 million people.

Research Areas

How do we increase productivity, resilience and development impact from small and medium scale aquaculture?
How can investments in fisheries and aquaculture best improve human nutrition and health?
How will climate change affect fisheries and aquaculture in developing countries and how can adaptive capacity be built?
What policy and management investment will increase the resilience of small-scale fisheries and increase their contribution to reducing poverty and hunger?
How can strengthening the rights of marginalized fish-dependent people reduce inequality and poverty?
How can we improve and diversify aquaculture and fisheries value chains to promote more equitable participation and higher productivity?