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Report shows commercial aquaculture can benefit poor

A new report from WorldFish shows that resource-poor Bangladeshis can participate in commercial aquaculture, challenging conventional assumptions that this was not possible. The report also highlights that more of the very poor in Bangladesh are profiting from commercial aquaculture than was previously thought.
 

Fish-aggregating devices linked to food security and livelihoods in new study

A new study by WorldFish, the Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and the University of Queensland provides information on the role of near-shore fish aggregating devices (FADs) for food security and livelihoods in Solomon Islands, a nation that depends on coastal fisheries for food and nutrition security. In Solomon Islands, it is projected that coastal fisheries will not be able to supply the fish needed to meet increasing demand without improved coastal fisheries management and alternative sources of fish.
 

What is Blue Growth and why is it important?

“Blue Growth” is fast becoming a fashionable term. Drawing on the concept of ‘Green Growth,’ which describes how national or international strategies can achieve economic development by sustainably using natural resources, Blue Growth describes how investments in oceans can achieve the same goal.

New report links aquaculture and poverty reduction

WorldFish working together with the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies has exposed evidence of aquaculture's link to poverty reduction in a new report. Data gathered over a ten-year period provides important evidence for the need to invest in the sector as a way to alleviate global poverty and hunger.
 

Let's change the food security conversation on aquaculture

In many parts of the developing world, aquaculture has been touted for quite some time as an excellent way to advance food security, especially in communities lacking a sustainable source of animal protein in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa.

 

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 industry is one significant area where advances are possible, and WorldFish in collaboration with CARE Egypt, has now commenced a major aquaculture development project.
 

Improving productivity and environmental performance of aquaculture

Fish—including finfish and shellfish—are an important item in the human food basket, contributing 17 percent of the global animal-based protein supply in 2010. They are an especially valuable food source in developing countries, where more than 75 percent of the world’s fish consumption occurs.

Beyond net deficits: new priorities for an aquacultural geography

Geographers first identified aquaculture as an important field of study during the 1990s, pointing to a ‘net deficit’ in geographical knowledge about the activity.

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