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WorldFish Director General Stephen Hall launches aquaculture podcast

WorldFish Director General Stephen Hall's essential aquaculture blog, Expiscor, is now available for mobile devices as a downloadable podcast at the iTunes Store and for viewing on the WorldFish YouTube channel.

The new podcast service aims to be the spoken word companion to Hall's highly successful Expiscor blog, which offers reflections on fisheries and aquaculture and how scientific research can help reduce poverty and increase food security.

"Aimed at both development professionals and the general listener, each podcast will tackle a current or controversial topic, that I hope will inform listeners and stimulate debate", said Stephen Hall.

Recent topics covered on the Expiscor blog have included:

• Aquaculture does help the poor

• In rescuing the oceans, let’s not forget coastal waters

• Sustainable aquaculture: Five strategies to getting growth right

Stephen Hall became Director General of the World Fish Center in March 2004. Hall was head of fish biology at the Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen before becoming professor of marine biology at Flinders University, South Australia, and director of the Lincoln Marine Science Centre, Flinders University. In 2000 he became director of the Australian Institute of Marine Science and in 2005 was awarded the Australian Public Service Medal for leadership of the Institute.

About WorldFish

WorldFish, a member of the CGIAR Consortium, is an international, nonprofit research organization committed to reducing poverty and hunger through fisheries and aquaculture.


CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by the 15 research center members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

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