Integrated agriculture-aquaculture with rtb crops within ponds. Aquaculture, Bangladesh. Photo by Mark Prein, 2006.What do catfish and bananas have in common? No, this is not a riddle or the start of a bad joke. Some farmers know the answer: Bananas and catfish are a win-win when grown together in the same farming system. … Read the rest
A family fish in Chandpur, Bangladesh. Photo by Finn Thilsted, 2012.More than 300 experts from over 50 countries are contributing to the Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH) study, which will provide never before seen insights into global small-scale fisheries (SSF) when the results are released in February 2021. An overview of … Read the rest
A reset on ocean governance is needed to support a healthy and thriving relationship between humans and the ocean, a new paper published in Nature Communications argues. Oceans are crucial for global food, nutrition and economic security, but its resources … Read the rest
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

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