News and Press
Sheltered marketplaces offer security and profits for women fish retailers
Tuesday, 4th February 2014
Women fish retailers are forced to sell their fish along roadsides or in front of shops, exposed...
Meeting Food and Nutrition Needs of the Poor: Role of Fish and Opportunities/Challenges of Aquaculture
Tuesday, 7th January 2014
People who are food and nutrition insecure largely reside in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa and for...
Increased consumption of small fishes effective for mother, child health
Tuesday, 24th December 2013
Increased consumption of micronutrient-rich small fishes can effectively meet nutritional demand...
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...
Record-breaking year for aquaculture training in Egypt
Monday, 27th January 2014
WorldFish and the Improving Employment and Incomes through Development of...
All news and press releases
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...
Wednesday, 12th May 2010
Better understanding of the likely effects of climate change on West Africa’s valuable ocean fisheries is needed to guide the sustainable development of these resources in line with the aspirations and expectations of fisher communities. (To view photos, please click here) Press release
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
Monday, 20th August 2007
Scientists at WorldFish reported today that an innovative project to encourage fish farming among families affected by HIV/AIDS in Malawi has doubled the income for 1,200 households and greatly increased fish and vegetable consumption among rural communities. Innovative Fish Farming Project for HIV-affected Families in Malawi Doubles Incomes and Boosts Household Nutrition
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...