News and Press
Wednesday, 23rd February 2011
“Reefs at Risk Revisited” report presents comprehensive analysis threats to coral reefs WASHINGTON D.C.//LONDON (February 23, 2011)— A new comprehensive analysis finds that 75 percent 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...
Tuesday, 15th February 2011
A research symposium in Nouméa on 15-18 February 2011 has been organised by ACIAR and Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) to support the development of sustainable tropical sea cucumber aquaculture.
Saturday, 2nd October 2010
The past month, I attended the START- Regional Workshop on Southeast Asia Climate Change and Health Issues in Taiwan with representatives from about 15 different countries, mostly South East Asia. Here I reflect the synthesis of my understanding during the event. My background in natural resource management and recent work research interest in climate change adaptation kept me conveniently...
Wednesday, 29th September 2010
Indian scientist Modadugu Gupta has taught Bangladeshi farmers to transform stagnant ditches and ponds into lucrative fish farms, improving rural economies and providing better nutrition. Gupta sees fish farming as a means to jobs and food. Source: http://www.america.gov/gupta.html
Friday, 3rd September 2010
Windhoek - The fisheries and aquaculture sectors are central to the survival of millions in Africa, but the resource is under threat, yet the region should exploit market possibilities. Source : allafrica.com/stories/201009030740.html
Sunday, 29th August 2010
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna , Philippines - — Three international and regional institutions and a state university pooled their expertise and resources toward enriching a database on climate change. Source : http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=607024&publicationSubCategoryId=77
Tuesday, 6th July 2010
WorldFish works on more than just fish. In some parts of the world, capture and trade of other aquatic wildlife supports people’s livelihoods, including those of people who are mostly fishers and fish-traders. Work conducted on the water-snake trade on Tonle Sap in Cambodia by WorldFish partners at the University of East Anglia, led by Dr Sharon Brooks and involving WorldFish scientist Eddie...
Saturday, 1st May 2010
Aquaculture currently produces more than 50 per cent of all fish and seafood products that are consumed worldwide. With ongoing intensification and global networking, aquaculture is creating an increasing demand for infrastructure and supporting public services, resulting in a diversity of public-private partnerships (PPPs). Source: http://www.new-ag.info/focus/focusItem.php?a=1615
Sunday, 1st November 2009
As the sun rises over the Nile delta, workers at a fish farm in northern Egypt open a sluice gate and sort through the thousands of wriggling tilapia that pour out of a concrete holding tank. The fish are sorted, packed into crates and sent to supermarkets in Cairo and Alexandria, where they are sold as "the catch of the day". http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49099
Thursday, 1st October 2009
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 developing world — have largely been ignored. About 520 million people – around 8 percent of the world’s population – depend on fisheries and...