In place since 2017, a fishing ban along the Naf River in Bangladesh has left fishermen in surrounding communities without a stable source of income. Many have transitioned to seaweed farming because of its simpler techniques, less expensive equipment, and … Read the rest
Olubunmi Aderinsola beside a fish pond, in Nigeria. Photo by Worldfish.As Nigeria’s fish processors struggle to manage disruptions caused by COVID-19 lockdowns, they are calling for government stimulus and easing of access to credit to ensure their business survive. COVID-19 lockdowns have forced entrepreneur Olubunmi Aderinsola Agbato to make some … Read the rest
WorldFishFollow Fish drying, Ngapali beach, Gyeiktaw, Myanmar. Photo by Finn Thilsted.“The Sustainable Development Goals provide the most comprehensive vision for development that the world has ever seen,” said Dr. Gerald Singh of Memorial University during the recent Small is Bountiful virtual event. Yet, it’s common in discussions on fisheries and … Read the rest
Biponibag, a retail fish market in Chandpur city, Bangladesh, has been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Fish availability reduced and so as the numbers of buyers. Most small scale fish sellers are using face masks. Photo by Kingkar Shaha, Worldfish.In this series of blogs, experts from WorldFish’s focal countries share their personal insights on the impacts of COVID-19 on fishing, aquaculture, and everyday life. In part 2 of this blog, our expert panel Dr. Mohammad Mahfujul Haque, Dr. Abdullah-Al … Read the rest
Hatchery manager, Thin Pa Pa Tun, Myanmar. Photo by Toby Johnson, WorldFish.In the Central Dry Zone and upper regions of Myanmar, since April 2017, the Inland component staff of the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Programme (MYSAP) has been working intensively with smallholder fish processors and vendors to improve fish value chains. To … Read the rest
Peace Corps volunteers in Luwingu, Northern Province, Zambia: Taryn Cadena, Rural aquaculture Project, left, and Katie Thomas, Community Health Empowerment Project, right. Photo by Doina Huso.We sat down with Taryn Cadena and Katharine (Katie) Thomas, two young women who were invited to attend the Nutrition-sensitive Fish Agri-food Systems workshop, held in Lusaka, in late February, and had an engaging conversation about their experiences working in … Read the rest
Biponibag, a retail fish market in Chandpur city, Bangladesh, has been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Photo by Kingkar Shaha.In this series of blogs, experts from WorldFish’s focal countries share their personal insights on the impacts of COVID-19 on fishing, aquaculture, and everyday life. From food security to supply chains, here are some observations and experiences from Bangladesh, shared … Read the rest
Fishers on Kainji Lake, NW Nigeria, carefully handle their spiky-finned ‘squeaker’ fish (Synodontis sp.), Nigeria. Photo by David Mills.Thursday 28th May, WorldFish virtually met with several representatives from the Nigerian aquaculture community. They included representatives from Catfish and Allied Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFFAN), Tilapia and Aquaculture Developers Association of Nigeria (TADAN), Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), … Read the rest
Daw Cho Mar salting freshwater fish in Papin village, Maubin township, Myanmar. Photo by Michael Akester. Gender experts from across the globe have sought out scarce sets of sex-disaggregated data for the Illuminating Hidden Harvests initiative, ensuring that both women’s and men’s contributions to small-scale fisheries are seen. Just as data tells stories, so too does … Read the rest
The COVID-19 crisis is unprecedented in its rapid transition from a localized public health emergency to a global calamity. This pandemic is shaping up to be an economic, political, and social watershed, accompanied by increased poverty and a potential food … Read the rest

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