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
Timor-Leste will ramp up production of farmed fish to boost incomes and nutrient intakes, providing an example for other small island nations to learn from. In the half-island nation Timor-Leste, 40 percent of people live below the poverty line and … Read the rest
Where does the fish for your favorite curry, stew, or soup come from?  Most often people associate fish with the sea, but freshwater fish, from inland lakes and rivers, are the major source of protein for billions of people worldwide.  … Read the rest
On March 25th, India initiated a strict 21-day lockdown, later extended until May 3rd and May 17th. Lockdown measures included school closures, border closure, travel bans, bans on gatherings, and bans on all transportation services except for essential goods. This … Read the rest
Protective measures were instated progressively from March 17th, evolving into a ten-day nationwide holiday from March 26th. Offices closed and the population was encouraged to stay at home and practice social distancing. During this time, thousands of migrant workers left … Read the rest
Following first case detections at the end of March, Myanmar instituted stay-at-home orders, curfews, bans on public gatherings, and closures of public events, entertainment venues, restaurants, and religious institutions on April 9th. It was recently announced that most measures would … Read the rest
Egypt enacted measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the end of March including closing airports, gyms, religious institutions, schools and restaurants. A curfew was also instated from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and non-essential shops were required to … Read the rest
More than 25 million residents in Abuja, Lagos, and Ogun states were put under federal lockdown on March 30th which was later extended to April 14th. Other states were put under partial-lockdown and introduced their own restrictions including a ban … Read the rest

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