Villagers around Lake Victoria face declining resources. Increasing competition over fish resources has the potential to immobilize the fisheries management process. A WorldFish led dialogue process called "Collaborating for Resilience" helped spur community-led actions linking public health, sanitation and environmental conservation - and how that social innovation is spreading. Find out more at http://coresilience.org
Tonle Sap Lake is one of the most productive freshwater ecosystems in the world. Fishery reforms provided new opportunities for co-management -- but also posed many new challenges. Community-led initiatives, in cooperation with WorldFish have successfully influenced national policy and launched innovations to improve resource conservation and local livelihoods. Find out more at http://coresilience.org
In Zambia, villagers along the shores of Lake Kariba face conflicts over the use of natural resources. Amid rising competition among different users, the Zambian government worked with WorldFish and local partners to facilitate a multi-stakeholder dialogue process called 'Collaborating for Resilience' to address the root causes of the conflict. Find out more at http://coresilience.org
In Tanzania, illegal and destructive fishing practices threaten environmental sustainability and the livelihoods of small-scale fishers. The future of several communities reliant on fisheries depends on finding a more effective ways of managing natural resources. WorldFish collaborated with local partners to educate fishers on the dangers of destructive fishing practices to help secure a healthy ocean for future generations.
With our global population projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, aquaculture will need to more than double from today’s level in order to satisfy the growing demand for fish. WorldFish Director of Aquaculture and Genetics, Dr. Michael Phillips, explains the benefits, and the risks, of intensifying aquaculture.