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Ambassador Remo Gautschi will come to the end of his six-year tenure as Chair of the WorldFish Board of Trustees at the end of 2014.   Amb. Gautschi has overseen the Board during a critical period of reform. His leadership has been instrumental in guiding the implementation of the organizational framework to enable good governance of the AAS Program.   Increased revenue under his...
Mariculture, Barangay Waterfall Balingasag Misamis Oriental, Philippines.“Blue Growth” is fast becoming a fashionable term. Drawing on the concept of ‘Green Growth,’ which describes how national or international strategies can achieve economic development by sustainably using natural resources, Blue Growth describes how investments in oceans can achieve the same goal. Marine-based industries...
Globally, more than 250 million people depend directly on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. Photograph: Radius Images/Alamy In Bangladesh, more than 20 million people currently suffer from undernutrition, and nearly a third of the population live in poverty. This needn’t be the case. There are four million ponds throughout rural southern Bangladesh which could be used to...
Small-scale fisheries, Tonle Sap, CambodiaAccording to a new research study, each Cambodian household consume some 5,3 kilograms of fish five times a week and 63 percent of rural people have jobs related to fishing. The study’s results were released in the 3rd seminar on Assessing Economic and Welfare Values of Fish in the Lower Mekong Basin held on Tuesday in Phnom Penh. Fish is the main...
Fishing nets. Photo by GrahamFishermen are "scraping the bottom of the barrel" in the English Channel with stocks of cod and haddock fast running out, according to new research. The common skate, a large iconic fish, which existed in huge numbers has all but disappeared from the channel. Sharks, rays, and many other species at the head of the food chain are also at historic lows, with many...
Small-scale fisheries, Cambodia.Asian-Pacific fisheries, a vital source of food and crucial for the economies of the region, are threatened by overfishing and a resulting decline in the abundance of more valuable species, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).   The region is the world’s largest producer of both farmed fish and captured...
Sea cucumber in VietnamANALYSIS - In this week's news, new research by World Resources Institute (WRI), WorldFish, the World Bank, INRA and Kasetsart University shows that farmed fish and shellfish production will likely need to increase by 133 per cent between 2010 and 2050 in order to meet projected fish demand worldwide, writes Lucy Towers, TheFishSite Editor.   The study, Improving...
WorldFish and the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems are helping the coastal communities of the Philippines to recover their livelihoods in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.   Inday Tinambacan harvests 'pechay' from her homestead garden in the Philippines.Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall, tore through the Philippines on Nov. 8 2013, killing...

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