Small motor boats anchored off Uaroana, Atauro Island, Timor-Leste.New research from Timor-Leste has found that nearshore fish aggregating devices (FADs) can significantly increase catch rates by small-scale fishers, and could provide a cost-effective way to boost food and nutrition security in the country.
A WorldFish honorary fellow has called for scientists and policymakers from around the world to listen and respect each other’s values more to better serve the fisher people of the world.
Gleno hatchery ponds, Timor-Leste. Recommended publications Better management practices for genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT) in Timor-Leste Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) Efforts by WorldFish, development partners and the government to develop aquaculture in Timor-Leste over the last 10 years have shown success, laying … Read the rest
Traditional fish sun drying rack along the Ayeyarwady River, MyanmarWith an extraordinary diversity of ecosystems and fish species, Myanmar ranks among the top-ten fish producers globally. Yet, there is an acute dearth of information on the country’s fisheries. This is particularly inconsistent with the important role of fish for food and nutrition security, being second to rice in terms of food expenditure by Myanmar people.
In Solomon Islands, where coastal resource decline and environmental degradation are increasingly putting livelihoods and food security at risk, the 'lite-touch approach' has been suggested as a more efficient and cost-effective way to establish and spread community-based resource management. The post Lite-touch approach to community-based resource management shows promise in Solomon Islands appeared first on WorldFish Blog.
The effects of climate change are felt differently by men and women. As a result, women need different strategies from men to enable them to adapt, according to recently published WorldFish research from Malawi’s Lake Chilwa Basin. The post Too big to ignore: Why gender matters in Malawi’s fragile Lake Chilwa Basin appeared first on WorldFish Blog.
Opinion: The SSF Guidelines were the first sector-specific international guidelines to involve a participatory process, whereby stakeholders interacted as part of a voyage of struggle, empathy and support. The post SSF Guidelines represent voyage of struggle, empathy and support appeared first on WorldFish Blog.
This year’s ban on brood hilsa will run from 7-28 October 2018. In partnership with the Bangladesh Department of Fisheries, WorldFish is involved in raising awareness of the ban and helping fishing households to cope during the no-fishing period. The post Seasonal ban on brood hilsa helps to protect stocks in Bangladesh appeared first on WorldFish Blog.
Relatively simple changes to fish farming technology and management practices could help the global transition to increasingly intensive forms of aquaculture to become more sustainable, according to new research. The post Study sheds new light on intensification of aquaculture appeared first on WorldFish Blog.
Following devastating floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Keralite and WorldFish Honorary Fellow John Kurien reflects on the heroic role played by fishermen in the rescue operations. The post As the floodwaters recede, are Kerala’s ‘heroic’ fishers getting their due? appeared first on WorldFish Blog.

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