News and Press
New Chair for WorldFish as Ambassador Gautschi completes tenure
Monday, 17th November 2014
Ambassador Remo Gautschi will come to the end of his six-year tenure as Chair of the WorldFish...
What is Blue Growth and why is it important?
Monday, 17th November 2014
“Blue Growth” is fast becoming a fashionable term. Drawing on the concept of ‘Green Growth,’...
Are aquaculture and fisheries a solution to food insecurity?
Friday, 7th November 2014
In Bangladesh, more than 20 million people currently suffer from undernutrition, and nearly a...
WorldFish scientist wins prestigious science award
Monday, 1st December 2014
WorldFish scientist Dr. Pip Cohen has won a prestigious 2014 Queensland Young...
Leading African Agri-Research Organization Solidifies Partnership with WorldFish
Friday, 28th November 2014
A new partnership between the leading African organization for agricultural...
Switzerland, WorldFish and CARE to support Youth Employment in Aswan
Monday, 24th November 2014
A project aiming to create employment opportunities and to increase the...
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Tuesday, 14th June 2011
Read the interviews on the launch of our report: “Blue Frontiers: managing the environmental costs of aquaculture” by the following major media: As reported on BBC As reported on CNN As reported on The Guardian As reported on Voice of America As reported on Huffington Post
Wednesday, 1st June 2011
Amena Khatun, a widow of Saliabukpur village in the Ganges Delta of Bangladesh, sheds tears when asked about the night of November 15, 2007, when Cyclone Sidr struck. "I will never forget that night," she says, "I have never seen such a flood in my life. My house was destroyed in a moment. Water was entering my yard and the water level rose. The pond was flooded and all the fish escaped."...
Sunday, 1st May 2011
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).
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
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
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