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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.

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.

Sustainability of Philippines fisheries at risk due to mismanagement, experts say

Source: GMA News

Fisheries experts on Thursday said that Filipino small-scale fishermen and fish pen owners should learn how to manage risks effectively to reduce the negative impacts of aquaculture on their fishes and on the environment.
 
Stephen Hall, director-general of the Worldfish, said Filipino fisherfolk share the same set of challenges as other small-scale farmers everywhere.  Fishermen have to grapple with unhealthy fish stocks, climate change, and pollution from fish farms.

Sustainable seafood, tuna and aquaculture to be highlighted during seafood summit media briefings

The 10th International Seafood Summit is an annual event bringing together global representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community for in-depth discussions, presentations and networking around the issue of sustainable seafood. The Summit is taking place September 6 – 8 at the Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong. The goal of the Summit is to foster dialogue and partnerships that lead to a seafood marketplace that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

WorldFish scientists to share expertise at Seafood Summit

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food production sectors in the world, with Asia supplying 90% of aquaculture production in 2010. The potential of aquaculture to strengthen global food security is a topic of increasing importance as the world moves towards a population of 9 billion people.
 

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