Field testing of the value chain assessment tool, Oyo State. Photo by Sunil Siriwardena.Nigeria is now one of Africa’s largest aquaculture producers with catfish (Clarias spp. and Heterobranchus spp.) and tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) being the dominant farmed fish. Fish demand and aquaculture will grow substantially in the coming years, yet … Read the rest
"Fish" sticks made entirely from plant-based substitutes. Photo by Novish.Seafood, including aquatic animals, like fish and crustaceans, and plants such as seaweeds, are crucial to the food, nutrition, and economic security of an increasing number of people around the world. As the demand for aquatic foods grows rapidly, the … Read the rest
Fish smoking near the Tonle Sap lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo by Neil Palmer.The role of aquatic foods in COVID-19 recovery and the sustainable food system transformation demands more attention in global research agendas, said a panel of high-level agriculture for development experts at a virtual dialogue, hosted by WorldFish on 29 … Read the rest
Coastal storm aftermath- denuded palm trees. Sea level rise and increased frequency and severity of floods and storms will make some low-lying coastal areas uninhabitable. Photo by Helen Leitch.Marine and freshwater resources provide a lifeline for millions of impoverished people around the world. Aquatic foods through fisheries, aquaculture and related value chains are central to the nutrition and livelihoods of up to 800 million people and provide a … Read the rest
Aung Kyaw with fish from his pond. Photo by Majken Schmidt Søgaard.Small–scale aquaculture is a vital source of food and income in Myanmar. At present, it accounts for 20 percent of fish consumed, however, researchers believe with better practices it could contribute much more.   Modest improvements to the productivity … Read the rest
Integrated agriculture-aquaculture with rtb crops within ponds. Aquaculture, Bangladesh. Photo by Mark Prein, 2006.What do catfish and bananas have in common? No, this is not a riddle or the start of a bad joke. Some farmers know the answer: Bananas and catfish are a win-win when grown together in the same farming system. … Read the rest
A family fish in Chandpur, Bangladesh. Photo by Finn Thilsted, 2012.More than 300 experts from over 50 countries are contributing to the Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH) study, which will provide never before seen insights into global small-scale fisheries (SSF) when the results are released in February 2021. An overview of … Read the rest
A reset on ocean governance is needed to support a healthy and thriving relationship between humans and the ocean, a new paper published in Nature Communications argues. Oceans are crucial for global food, nutrition and economic security, but its resources … Read the rest
In place since 2017, a fishing ban along the Naf River in Bangladesh has left fishermen in surrounding communities without a stable source of income. Many have transitioned to seaweed farming because of its simpler techniques, less expensive equipment, and … Read the rest
Olubunmi Aderinsola beside a fish pond, in Nigeria. Photo by Worldfish.As Nigeria’s fish processors struggle to manage disruptions caused by COVID-19 lockdowns, they are calling for government stimulus and easing of access to credit to ensure their business survive. COVID-19 lockdowns have forced entrepreneur Olubunmi Aderinsola Agbato to make some … Read the rest

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