FishBase - SeaLifeBase Symposium

On 5 - 6th September 2022, the annual FishBase/SeaLifeBase symposium will be held at WorldFish, Penang. This symposium will be an opportunity to illustrate the different uses of FishBase and SeaLifeBase in the fields of ecology, biogeography, fisheries, taxonomy or aquariology. It will highlight the contribution of these two global information systems to the knowledge of biodiversity and the sustainable use of aquatic ecosystems, and those from various other databases.

Aquaculture Africa (AFRAQ21) - WorldFish Research and Development in Africa: Success stories & lessons learned

An international event made up of trade exhibitions, industry forums, student sessions and activities and satellite workshops will be held to learn more about aquaculture development in Africa.

Date: Saturday, 26 March 2022

Time: 20:00-22:00 (UTC+8) / 14:00-16:00 (EET)

Click here to register to watch the event recording

Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum: Innovative solutions for Asia and the Pacific

A virtual forum to explore relevant and impactful technology solutions, tools, and potential partners to support investments in ocean health.

Date: Wednesday-Friday, 26-28 January 2021

Time: 09:00-17:30 (UTC+8)

WorldFish was excited to be working with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on their first flagship Healthy Oceans Tech and Finance Forum in the leading the Blue Foods thematic track.

Systems-thinking approach to identify and assess feasibility of potential interventions to reduce antibiotic use in tilapia farming in Egypt

Antibiotics are used in aquaculture to maintain the health and welfare of stocks; however, the emergence and selection of antibiotic resistance in bacteria poses threats to humans, animals and the environment. Mitigation of antibiotic resistance relies on understanding the flow of antibiotics, residues, resistant bacteria and resistance genes through interconnecting systems, so that potential solutions can be identified and issues around their implementation evaluated. Participatory systems-thinking can capture the deep complexity of a system while integrating stakeholder perspectives.

Preliminary lessons from COVID-19 disruptions of small-scale fishery supply chains

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated mitigation measures have disrupted global systems that support the health, food and nutrition security, and livelihoods of billions of people. These disruptions have likewise affected the small-scale fishery (SSF) sector, disrupting SSF supply chains and exposing weaknesses in the global seafood distribution system. To inform future development of adaptive capacity and resilience in the sector, it is important to understand how supply chain actors are responding in the face of a macroeconomic shock.

Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture Activity

CGIAR Center

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a nonprofit research organization focused on improving how water and land resources are managed, with the aim of promoting food security and reducing poverty while safeguarding vital environmental processes. IWMI research focuses on water availability and access, including adaptation to climate change, productive water use, relationships between health, the environment, and water quality, and water resource governance.

Regional Organization

RDRS is an organization that works with the rural poor in Bangladesh by providing support to approximately two million people in 13 districts of the country. Most of its work is focused on eight districts and 57 sub-districts in the deprived northwestern part of the country. RSRD aims to achieve political, social and economic empowerment, quality of life, justice and a sustainable environment through the individual and collective efforts of the rural poor. RDRS was originally established in 1972 but became a national development organization in 1997.

Advanced Research Institution

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) is an international nonprofit research institute dedicated to food, nutrition and livelihood security as well as environmental rehabilitation in South Asia. It harnesses the latest technology in agriculture to improve farm productivity by focusing on research that improves local productivity to produce more food to meet national and regional demands. Established in 2011, BISA research focuses on increasing the productivity of small farms through improved seed, mechanization and farming practices.

Nongovernmental Organization

Shushilan, a Bengali name signifying ‘endeavors for a better future,’ is a local nongovernment development organization that protects human rights, ensures social justice and gender equality, improves livelihoods and food security and promotes the proper management of ecological resources. Shushilan works in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh to improve livelihoods and food security of resource poor-communities through promoting sustainable agricultural systems and environmental health.

Nongovernmental Organization

BRAC, formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, is a development organization dedicated to alleviate poverty by empowering the poor, and helping them to bring about positive change in their lives by creating opportunities. BRAC takes a multifaceted approach to poverty reduction, placing special emphasis on the social and financial empowerment of women, while also targeting grass-roots empowerment, health and education provision, farmer empowerment and inclusive financial services provision.

Gender equality in climate policy and practice hindered by assumptions

Gender has a powerful influence on people’s experience of, and resilience to, climate change. Global climate change policy is committed to tackling gender inequalities in mitigation and adaptation. However, progress is hindered by numerous challenges, including an enduring set of gender assumptions: women are caring and connected to the environment, women are a homogenous and vulnerable group, gender equality is a women’s issue and gender equality is a numbers game.