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Let's change the food security conversation on aquaculture
Friday, 25th July 2014
In many parts of the developing world, aquaculture has been touted for quite some time as an...
Small fish meets nourishment of mothers, children
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014
RANGPUR, July 19 (BSS): Production of micronutrient-enriched small fishes has been increasing...
Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?
Wednesday, 11th June 2014
We Americans love our fried shrimp, our and our fish sticks. And a lot of other people around the...

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Farmed Fish Production Must More than Double by 2050, New Analysis Finds
Thursday, 5th June 2014
Report Presents New Findings and Recommendations for Sustainable Aquaculture...
Charting Our Fishing Future
Monday, 28th April 2014
The Dutch Government and the Rockefeller Foundation announced on Thursday 23...
Innovative program to boost African fish trade and improve livelihoods
Friday, 25th April 2014
WorldFish, African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR...

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Traditionally, fisheries policies have been primarily driven by environmental and economic research agendas by foreign governments, development NGOs and scientific researchers. This leaves many small holders and poor people reliant on fish for nutrition, without a voice at a very large table. Acknowledging the disparity in discourse, Stephen Hall, WorldFish Director General, has added new...
Freshwater capture fisheries in the Lower Mekong Basin provide the regional population with up to 80% of the animal protein in their diet, as well as livelihood opportunities on a vast scale.   Despite their importance to the region, the different values that fish contribute to income, and the relative role of fish resources in rural livelihoods and welfare have never been fully...
Infographic source: European Parliament   In a landmark step, the European Union has moved towards making commercial fishing more environmentally sustainable through the overhaul of Europe’s fisheries policy.   Under the current Common Fisheries Policy 80% of Mediterranean fish stocks and 47% of Atlantic fish stocks were found by the E.U. to be over fished...
A farmer stands by his integrated rice and fish farm in Laos. Photo by Jharendu Pant, 2013.Globally large dams have long been controversial. Whilst their benefits are often significant, their construction inevitably leads to the displacement and involuntary resettlement of communities. Sometimes this can be on a vast scale. China’s Three Gorges Dam displaced an estimated 1.5 million people. The...
Freshwaters cover only 1% of the earth’s surface, yet they are home to over 10% of all animals and more than 35% of all vertebrates like fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals   The biodiversity of freshwater systems is essential for maintaining the productivity and health of the Earth’s waterways.   The theme of this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity on...
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Thursday 16 May, 2013   Securing the critical contribution of wild fish stocks to food and nutrition security in the developing world depends on better governance and management of the fisheries sector.   Fish is a key source of animal protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and micronutrients like iron and zinc that contribute to a balanced...
Orange sweet potato in homestead garden, Sunamganj, Bangladesh. Photo by Finn Thilsted, 2013.Jessore, Bangladesh (4-5 May 2013)   To promote the consumption of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) and nutrient rich vegetables, WorldFish and International Potato Center (CIP)/AVRDC, through the USAID funded Feed the Future program, jointly organized a workshop on the 4th and 5th of May, 2013...
Pond aquaculture in Rangpur, Bangladesh. Photo by Md. Ershadul Islam, 2012.Shahnaz Dewan, a former elected member of local government, lives in Adabari village in Tangail District, Bangladesh. While Shanaz was engaged in household activity and social work, her husband used traditional methods of raising Indian Major Carp in his pond and she had very little involvement in fish culture...
It is with great sadness that we recognize the death of Professor James Muir, who passed away in the Western Infirmary, Edinburgh, in the early hours of 1 May.   James was a professor at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, where he worked for 30 years. He retired in 2009 and became a Professor Emeritus, pursuing his interests in international development and as a research...
Farmer shows common carp caught from his farm pond in Aileu, Timor-Leste. Photo by Jharendu Pant, 2011.The government of Timor-Leste has developed a National Aquaculture Development Strategy, designed to help reduce high levels of poverty and chronic malnutrition throughout the country.   Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Excellency Mariano Assanami Sabino, endorsed the strategy...

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