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Improving Food Security with Fish Aggregating Devices

In Solomon Islands, as well as in many other Pacific Island Countries and Territories, fish is a major source of protein, especially for rural and coastal people. However, growing populations combined with the effects of climate change and increased fishing pressure on inshore reef fisheries...

Improving Solomon Islanders livelihoods and climate change resilience through mangrove ecosystem management

Mangrove ecosystems are critical to the economic needs and livelihoods of many coastal communities in Pacific region.  Mangroves provide an important source of food including fish, shells and fruit as well a source of timber for firewood and building materials.  In addition, mangrove ecosystems...

Increasing Food Security in the Philippines through Aquaculture

Production from small-scale and commercial fishing has declined significantly in the Philippines in recent years due to diminishing productivity, depletion of fish stocks, degradation of fisheries habitats, inefficient post-harvest practices and higher fuel costs. This has resulted in large...

Increasing resilience through integrated research

The Ganges river basin system originates in the Himalayas and discharges to the Bay of Bengal through one of the most extensive and highly populated river deltas in the world. The Basin spreads over India (52%), Pakistan (22%), Nepal (17%) and Bangladesh (9%) with an area of 225 million ha and a...

Investing in small-scale aquaculture: the triple bottom line

In 2008 over 90% of global aquaculture production was in developing countries with the industry often dominated by small and medium scale enterprises. This growing demand for aquaculture products presents opportunities for improving the incomes and livelihoods of rural households across the...

Investment in Egypt’s aquaculture sector to increase food security and provide employment

WorldFish has invested in aquaculture research in Egypt for more than 20 years. Now under the new government in Egypt much effort is needed to address persistent high unemployment and limited economic opportunity for the poor. Investing in the country’s already well established aquaculture...

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