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Switzerland, WorldFish and CARE to support Youth Employment in Aswan

A project aiming to create employment opportunities and to increase the income of a total of 6,500 young men and women was launched this week in rural Aswan, Egypt.

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.

Partnerships for aquaculture development in Timor-Leste

Two agreements that will promote aquaculture as a means to improve nutrition and reduce poverty were signed in Timor-Leste today as part of a celebration of World Food Day.
 

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.

 

Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

We Americans love our fried shrimp, our and our fish sticks. And a lot of other people around the world count on fish as a critical part of their diet, too. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, fish now accounts for almost 17 percent of the world's intake of protein — in some coastal and island countries it's as high as 70 percent.

No future for salmon farms?

The report also concludes that “farmed fish production must more than double by 2050” and some of the highlights include:

 

Global demand sees farmed fish production soar

Farmed fish and shellfish production is set to soar between 2010 and 2050 in order to meet projected fish demand worldwide, according to a new report.

The establishment of a national breeding program for genetically improved Nile tilapia and the development of models for private and public sector partnerships for seed multiplication and distribution

Egypt faces a growing population and shrinking supplies of water. The Ministry of Agriculture recognizes that increasing crop and livestock production per unit of water and land is an essential priority. Fish has been identified as one of the two most important livestock sub-sectors for future national food security. However, to meet the growing demand for fish in the face of static returns from capture fisheries, new supplies will have to come from aquaculture and increasing the productivity of already existing fish farms.
 

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