News and Press
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...
Thursday, 5th February 2009
With climate change threatening to ruin ocean reefs, push salt water into freshwater habitats and produce more coastal storms, millions of struggling people in fishery-dependent nations of Africa, Asia and South America could face unprecedented hardship, according to a new study published today in the February issue of the peer-reviewed journal Fish and Fisheries. The study by a team of...
Friday, 26th December 2008
A year after Malawi became the biggest corn producer in southern Africa, farmers continue making strides, though they face challenges en route to self-sufficiency. http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/Africa/2008/December/In-Malawi-Farms-Progress-Slowly.html
Friday, 12th January 2007
An article written by Dr Stephen J Hall for The Green Room.View article on BBC Website The poor state of fish stocks in our seas and oceans could be seen as a deserved legacy of decades of overfishing on an industrial scale, and the lack of a robust global system to manage the world's waters. For a growing number species, especially those appearing on dinner tables in the West, the only way to...