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WorldFish Releases Comprehensive Briefing Note Revealing Shocking Information on Drying of Chilwa Lake in Malawi

Penang, Malaysia (23 July 2012).
 
WorldFish, an international, non-profit research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture, have just come up with a detailed report discussing evidences of drying of Lake Chilwa in Malawi. The briefing note has been released as a result of the Lake Chilwa Basin Climate Change Adaptation Program implemented by WorldFish and its program partners including Forestry Research Institute of Malawi, Leadership for Environment and Development-Southern and Eastern Africa/University of Malawi.

Preparing Cambodian Fisheries for a Changing Climate

With the Mekong cutting through the region, and Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake lying at its heart, it’s no surprise that much of Cambodia’s population relies on its waterways. With climate variability and uncertainty, the delicate ecosystems that are essential to the long-term survival of Cambodian fisheries are increasingly under threat.

Optimizing Water Management for Local Livelihoods in the Mekong Basin

With the high potential of hydroelectricity development, the Mekong Basin region faces a rapid, widespread development pressure in the decades to come. Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam are the main focus areas where more hydropower dam projects are to be built along the Mekong tributaries. Though such projects significantly contribute to regional and national economic growth, local riparian communities are the ones who bear the brunt of the environmental impacts they cause.  Livelihoods of local communities heavily depend on water from rivers and other natural resources in the area a complex way but this complexity is often overlooked by the environmental and social impact assessments conducted for hydropower projects. The past projects in the region, and from around the world, give us a glimpse of the magnitude of short-term and long-term impacts on the livelihoods of riparian communities.

Food security and the Coral Triangle Initiative

Foale, S. ; Adhuri, D. ; Aliño, P. ; Allison, E.H. ; Andrew, N. ; Cohen, P. ; Evans, L. ; Fabinyi, M. ; Fidelman, P. ; Gregory, C. ; Stacey, N. ; Tanzer, J. ; Weeratunge, N.
 

Investing in small-scale aquaculture: the triple bottom line

In 2008 over 90% of global aquaculture production was in developing countries with the industry often dominated by small and medium scale enterprises. This growing demand for aquaculture products presents opportunities for improving the incomes and livelihoods of rural households across the aquaculture value chain – from fish fry production and nursing through to fish production, trading, marketing and services.

Taking an ecosystem approach to small scale fishing in the tropics

From beach-side communities dotted across the Solomon Islands archipelago, to coastal villages lining Tanzania’s Indian Ocean shoreline, thousands of communities rely on coastal fisheries.

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