A new report estimates that the ocean could provide six times more food than it does today – including more than two-thirds of the protein needed to feed the future world population – provided it is sustainably managed. The report, … Read the rest
The world’s second most farmed fish, tilapia, is under threat from a highly contagious disease called Tilapia lake virus (TiLV). With a mortality rate of up to 90% and no vaccine or treatment commercially available, the disease has raised … Read the rest
A new report from the World Resources Institute highlights the key role of fish – from wild fisheries and sustainable aquaculture – in achieving sustainable food systems by 2050. Creating a Sustainable Food Future proposes various options for producing enough … Read the rest
Towards a sustainable ocean economy: An interview with Norway’s Minister of Fisheries and Seafood, Harald T Nesvik.
The OECD predicts that the ocean economy will double in size by 2030. This will mean more jobs, more food on the table, more energy and improved welfare for many. However, these gains will be short-lived unless the ocean economy … Read the rest
WorldFish organized a five-day training session on Climate Information Services (CIS) for Aquaculture and Agriculture in Bangladesh, at the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), from 27th to 31st October 2019. The event was held in collaboration with the International … Read the rest
Two innovative WorldFish-led projects are to receive a total of USD$225,000 from the CGIAR Platform on Big Data in Agriculture. One, led by Dr. Jerome Delamare-Deboutteville, will receive an Inspire Challenge award worth USD$100,000 to test a new concept for … Read the rest
Yumiko Kura, WorldFish Country Director for Cambodia, has been awarded the Commander of Sahametrei medal, conferred by the Prime Minister of Cambodia, for her outstanding contribution to the country’s fisheries sector. The medal recognizes those who have provided distinguished services … Read the rest
An interview with Eddie Allison, WorldFish Honorary Fellow Research published recently in Nature showed that, in many developing countries, local fish species are rich in the same micronutrients that are missing from local diets. We spoke with WorldFish Honorary Fellow … Read the rest
Making sense of fuzzy data: new approach promises clear insights for tackling disease outbreaks in farmed fish
Aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing food production sectors in the world and will be essential to meeting the 40% increase in demand for food fish expected by 2030, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. … Read the rest
Over 100 public and private sector representatives came together recently in Timor-Leste, marking another step toward realizing the potential of fish farming in the country.