Recent progress on open access and open data is helping WorldFish to improve efficiencies and enhance innovation and impact in an era of increasingly complex data sets.

A new agreement with ACI Agribusiness, a leading aggregator of agri inputs in Bangladesh, will provide timely and affordable access to digital advisory services to small-scale fish farmers and their local service providers.

Incentive-based fisheries management in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady Delta is helping to protect fish stocks, safeguard biodiversity and support the livelihoods of local fishing communities.

Senior government officials from Solomon Islands and Kiribati were inspired by their participation in the 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress to commit to championing policy in support of coastal fisheries and communities in their countries.

WorldFish is a winner of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture’s 2018 Inspire Challenge. The winning proposal, ‘An integrated data pipeline for small-scale fisheries’, was selected from more than 130 submissions.

Emerging research methods and technologies that empower and benefit women are helping to close the gender gap in fisheries and aquaculture. But more needs to be done to ensure women are heard, counted and empowered in policy and decision-making arenas.

In Solomon Islands, where coastal resource decline and environmental degradation are increasingly putting livelihoods and food security at risk, community-based resource management (CBRM) is the main strategy for managing coastal fisheries.

The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries 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.

In a first-time trial, small-scale fish farmers in Tonkolili District have accessed loans to buy inputs for their fish farms, enabling them to grow their businesses, increase profits and boost household consumption of fish.