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Contributing to Fisheries and Aquaculture Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi floodplains, which stretch out from the Padma, Jamuna and Meghna Rivers, are the lifeblood of communities throughout the densely-populated nation. Bangladesh has a turbulent tropical climate that brings annual monsoons as well as tropical cyclones that occasionally devastate the region. The increased variability and unpredictability of weather patterns threatens to make life on the Bangladeshi waterways more precarious than ever before.  The FAO-NAPA Climate Change Adaptation Concept Note Development project is a step towards increasing resilience and reducing the vulnerability of Bangladeshi fisheries and the aquaculture sector to climate change.

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 play an important role in protecting coastal villages from wind and waves.  Under the threat of climate change, maintaining healthy mangrove ecosystems will help coastal communities build resilience to the impacts of climate change.  Throughout the Pacific however there are increasing threats to mangroves including clearing for urban expansion and felling trees for firewood.

New tools reveal crucial role of fisheries in Cambodia

Better tools to address the inextricable links between land, water resources, fisheries and livelihoods have been developed, adopted and adapted to manage the resources in the Tonle Sap wetlands of Cambodia. 

Small-fish aquaculture feeds poor consumers and business growth

Reflections from Stephen Hall, Director-General, WorldFish in response to Sam Eaton’s Scaling up: Vietnamese fish farms search for eco-friendly formula. Originally published on Center for Investigative Reporting blog, As aquaculture booms, make room for small fish. Sam Eaton presents a great picture of how catfish culture has evolved in Vietnam. His story illustrates well the opportunity and challenge faced by the global aquaculture industry. The opportunity lies in the fact that fish farming is the only means for meeting the world’s growing demand for fish. The challenge is that meeting that demand will require careful attention to ensure that farms are well-managed to minimize impact on the environment and maintain profitability.

Photofilm tells story of hope in post-tsunami Aceh

After a lengthy rebuilding process, WorldFish, in partnership with the Aceh Society Development (ASD) Cooperative, has been helping to put these communities back on their feet through providing vital assistance in the development of local small-scale aquaculture enterprises.
 
The photofilm Rusli’s Story, commissioned by WorldFish, shows the journey of Acehnese farmer Rusli, and the renewed hope and income he found through the development of his shrimp farm, which was established by the Cooperative after the tsunami tore through his village.
 

Fish farms help post-tsunami villages in Aceh

The 2004 tsunami that devastated Aceh in Indonesia left in its wake thousands of communities without homes and livelihoods.
 
After a lengthy rebuilding process, WorldFish, in partnership with the Aceh Society Development (ASD) Cooperative, has been helping to put these communities back on their feet through providing vital assistance in the development of local small-scale aquaculture enterprises.
 

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