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The private sector: partnering for poverty relief and profit

Addressing the problems of poverty and malnutrition in low-income communities is usually the preserve of government agencies and development organizations. However, with demand for fish products soaring worldwide, the small-scale fisheries sector in developing nations represents a potentially lucrative – as well as ethical – opportunity for private sector investors. WorldFish has formed partnerships with a number of private sector partners to create a win–win scenario for business and local communities alike.

Open Day highlights improvements in Egyptian aquaculture

WorldFish hosted an open day on Monday 15th October at its Abbassa research center in Sharkia, Egypt to showcase its latest research and development initiatives, with the support of the Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Dr. Salah Abdel Mooemin. The Malaysia-based international research organization has had a fisheries and aquaculture research program in Egypt since 1998, and has been a major player in helping aquaculture to grow and become the main source of fish for Egyptian consumers.

Teaching the Adivasi to fish for a lifetime of benefit in Bangladesh

For the ethnic minority Adivasi communities of Bangladesh, the enduring effects of the Adivasi Fisheries Project (AFP) are still being felt, three years after the project ended. During the project, fish production increased five-fold, fish consumption nearly quadrupled and the average household income for members of this vulnerable population improved significantly, far outstripping project expectations.

WorldFish Annual Report 2011/2012 - Including financial statement for 2011

This year's report contains the Director General's and Chairman's statements. Also highlighted in the reports, are stories of projects with different partners:

Evolving solutions for new horizons: Reflections on a conversation

Podcast: Stephen reflects on the outcomes of Seaweb's 10th International Seafood Summit, that was held in Hong Kong from September 5-8, 2012.

Taming the king of fish: adapting Hilsa to aquaculture

The Ganges–Brahmaputra River Delta is the world’s largest delta, stretching across Bangladesh and West Bengal in northeast India and supporting a population of over 250 million people. Of all the fish in these tropical delta waters, the Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) holds a special place in the hearts and in the diets of people living in the region. The Hilsa is known locally as Macher Raja Ilish, or Hilsa the “king of fish” and has the honor of being the national fish of Bangladesh. Maintaining good supplies of wild Hilsa is an ongoing challenge in the face of threats from overfishing, habitat destruction and degradation, and the voracious appetite of an ever increasing population. Hilsa aquaculture may be one of the solutions.


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