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.
A new understanding between WorldFish and FAO will combat hunger and improve livelihoods by promoting the impact of fisheries and aquaculture research. The post Fisheries and aquaculture will benefit from new agreement appeared first on WorldFish Blog.
Marine litter is a problem caused globally, but it is being most felt by coastal communities in developing countries, like Adara in Timor-Leste. Finding sustainable solutions to marine litter is the focus of World Oceans Day today, of which research to build the recognition and resilience of small-scale fisheries and fishers plays a critical part. The post One man’s trash: Marine litter affecting ocean life, resilience of small-scale fisheries appeared first on WorldFish Blog.
Market-led aquaculture is changing the lives of small-scale farmers in Nigeria and Kenya, highlighting the huge potential for aquaculture to drive rural development across Africa. That’s the message of a recently released report by the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development. The report states that research by the WorldFish-led CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) and others will be a key factor in realizing this potential. The post Transforming lives: Market-led aquaculture in Africa appeared first on WorldFish Blog.
Over the past three decades, the global aquaculture industry has risen from obscurity to become a critical source of food for millions of people, mostly through export. This boom has led scholars to question whether aquaculture contributes to the food security of poorer people in producing countries. The post Let them eat carp: Farmed fish is helping to fight hunger appeared first on WorldFish Blog.