Home > News and Press

News and Press

News

60% women at risk during pregnancy
Thursday, 3rd April 2014
For having nutritionally inadequate diets, around 60 percent of Bangladeshi women between ages...
Domestic violence affects child nutrition, maternal health
Thursday, 3rd April 2014
State Minister for Women and Children affairs Meher Afroze Chumki today said domestic violence...
Institutionalise gender in nutrition, agriculture interventions
Thursday, 3rd April 2014
A discussion titled ‘Inspiring Change: Institutionalising Gender in Nutrition and Agriculture...

Press releases

Online aquaculture training videos now available to Egyptian fish farmers
Friday, 14th March 2014
Hatchery workers harvest Abbassa nile tilapia from a hatchery in Egypt. A...
Egyptian aquaculture sector plans for further growth
Thursday, 20th February 2014
Stakeholders from Egypt’s $1.5 billion aquaculture industry will come...
Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas
Tuesday, 4th February 2014
A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information...

All news and press releases

Archive

WorldFish is celebrating World Fisheries Day, 21st of November. On this World Fisheries Day we're highlighting the importance of sustainably sourced fish and seafood to feed a growing population. Our research focus is on small-scale fisheries and improving the livelihoods, health and nutrition of global fisherman, with gender equity being a focal point. Join the conversation now on Twitter by...
Dr Malcolm Beveridge, Director of Aquaculture and Genetics at WorldFish, Zambia, is among the key note speakers announced for the 6th  World Fisheries Congress taking place in May 2012 in Edinburgh.   The World Fisheries Congress addresses the important topic of “Sustainable Fisheries in a Changing World”, and will examine the science that underpins sustainable...
Dr. Stephen Hall, Director General of WorldFish, has launched a brand new blog Expiscor. Expiscor will tackle current and relevant topics surrounding fisheries and aquaculture as they relate to delivering targeted development impact. The blog will be aimed at both development professionals and the general reader, with the intention to "inform readers and stimulate debate...
The latest Septmeber issue of Our Planet features an article by the Director General of The WorldFish, Stephen J Hall, discussing the current global issues around fisheries and how to deal with a growing need for fish as a dietary staple. Assessing the requirements of both high seas fishing and aquaculture fisheries, Stephen Hall defines 5 key priorities and questions that need to be addressed...
WorldFish has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Spectra Hexa Feeds Ltd (also known as Mega Feed) as part of the USAID funded expansion of the 'cereal systems initiative for South Asia in Bangladesh (CSISA-BD)'. Under the MoU, the CSISA-BD project will use the existing distribution networks of Mega Feed for wider dissemination of improved technologies in CSISA working areas...
An important base for improved cooperation in the fisheries in and around the Tonle Sap Lake was laid at a three-day’s workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This workshop supported by adelphi and organised by the Global FISH Alliance and WorldFish was the result of a large consultation process bringing together local communities, different levels of government, NGOs, academia, and media to work on...
In collaboration with the Sri Lankan National Aquaculture Development Authority (NAQDA), WorldFish has been implementing a development program for the breeding and dissemination of the genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT) strain of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. "The wide distribution and ongoing improvement of GIFT tilapia in Sri Lanka is raising the living standards of poor people...
WorldFish is delighted to meet Sir John Beddington, CMG FRS, UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser, during his visit to the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus tomorrow Friday 7th October 2011. On this occasion, WorldFish’s Director General, Dr Stephen Hall is going to give a presentation on our recently released report Blue Frontiers: “How fish can contribute to a food secure future...
Aquaculture Producers, an article in the latest Responsible Research Report, entitled The Future of Fish in Asia, features a recent study by WorldFish; Blue Frontiers.  Highlighting the importance of aquaculture in a fast growing population, it was shown that Asia far and away exceeds the amount of fish consumed by the population that was produced using aqauculture technologies, and the need...
After the flood - restoring aquaculture in Bangladesh - An article by New Agriculturalist explains how poor communities in Bangladesh can utilise aquaculture as a means of survival following disasters such as the recent Cyclone that devestated the area. Dispite the cyclone damaging many of the fish ponds that much of the country use as a source of income and food,  and the seemingly vulnerable...

Pages