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Fish is the most important animal-source food in Bangladesh. Approximately 60 percent of the population eats fish at least every other day, with per capita daily consumption at 44 grams for the poorest households.  Fish is rich in micronutrients like vitamin A, iron, and zinc. Vitamin A is essential for childhood survival, zinc reduces stunting in children and iron is essential for brain development in children. Bangladesh has high incidence of micronutrient deficiency.

The Philippines has experienced a dramatic decline in fish stocks due to overfishing and habitat degradation while demand for fish and fish-based products has continued to rise. In partnership with the Philippines’ government, the Aquaculture Futures in the Philippines project explores the future of aquaculture development in the Philippines and finds ways to grow public and private investment in the sector while sustainably improving efficiency and productivity.

Aquaculture Futures in Indonesia is a project that explores the future of aquaculture development in Indonesia and identifies pathways for growth. It examines which public and private investment strategies are best aligned with an environmentally sustainable aquaculture sector. The project will create scenarios for future seafood supply and demand in Indonesia that will empower decision-makers, land managers, and communities to assess how increased productivity can be sustainably enhanced, enabling them to develop public policies and investments that mitigate ecosystem impacts.

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Fish is the most important animal-source food in Bangladesh. Approximately 60 percent of the population eats fish at least every other day, with per capita daily consumption at 44 grams for the poorest households.  Fish is rich in micronutrients like vitamin A, iron, and zinc. Vitamin A is essential for childhood survival, zinc reduces stunting in children and iron is essential for brain development in children. Bangladesh has high incidence of micronutrient deficiency.

The Philippines has experienced a dramatic decline in fish stocks due to overfishing and habitat degradation while demand for fish and fish-based products has continued to rise. In partnership with the Philippines’ government, the Aquaculture Futures in the Philippines project explores the future of aquaculture development in the Philippines and finds ways to grow public and private investment in the sector while sustainably improving efficiency and productivity.

Aquaculture Futures in Indonesia is a project that explores the future of aquaculture development in Indonesia and identifies pathways for growth. It examines which public and private investment strategies are best aligned with an environmentally sustainable aquaculture sector. The project will create scenarios for future seafood supply and demand in Indonesia that will empower decision-makers, land managers, and communities to assess how increased productivity can be sustainably enhanced, enabling them to develop public policies and investments that mitigate ecosystem impacts.

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