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Milt preservation technique doubles fish hatchery production

In the southern region of Bangladesh, hatchery owners are collecting breeder fish from other hatcheries and rivers to breed and maintain brood stock improvement activity. Transportation of large size breeders is expensive and tropical climate causes high mortality during transportation.

New skill with determination changed Lalita’s life

Lalita Bala is learning music from a professional singer. It was a long cherished desire she could not realize, being the daughter of a poor farmer and married when she was only 15. Now 25 years old, she is a mother of a 5-year-old child.

Cage fish culture can bring changes for poor women

Throughout Bangladesh there are many and varied water bodies – such as rivers, irrigation canals, flood plains, beels (large depressions), oxbow lakes and ponds – that offer considerable potential for fish cultivation. But many farmers are unable to provide all the inputs required for intensive production methods, due to a general lack of capital, poor access to resources and insufficient knowledge.

Shahnaz is a role model for rural women in fish culture

Shahnaz Dewan, a former elected member of local government, lives in Adabari village in Tangail District, Bangladesh. While Shanaz was engaged in household activity and social work, her husband used traditional methods of raising Indian Major Carp in his pond and she had very little involvement in fish culture.

Governing Small Scale Fisheries for Poverty Reduction - A CGIAR-Canada Linkage Fund project

This project is fundamentally concerned with maintaining the flow of environmental goods and services to benefit human wellbeing, with improved human wellbeing proposed as a desirable outcome of ‘development’. The novelty of the approach is to address the challenges of environmental sustainability and resilience from a gender-sensitive wellbeing perspective, rather than from the more usual “resource-rent maximisation” perspective of fisheries economic policy.

Using investments wisely

Investors in WorldFish’s work—reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture are concerned and interested that their available resources are targeted to the projects that are likely to have the greatest positive impact. They need information that will guide their choice among interventions according to their anticipated impact on poverty reduction.

Project seeks better valuation of tropical river resources

Tropical rivers, and inland fisheries in general, provide food and a means of livelihood for millions of the world’s poor. The importance of these benefits is seldom well represented in national policies, however, because of weaknesses in present valuation methods.
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