WorldFish is an international, nonprofit research organization that harnesses the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty. Our publications database contains WorldFish publications and references to WorldFish research published in refereed journals and periodicals.
Fisheries are an important source of food, income and nutrition in Tanzania, where 25% of the country’s population depends on coastal resources or inland lakes for their livelihoods. Over 180,000 people are employed in the fisheries sector, with a further 19,223 people involved in fish farming. WorldFish is working with the Tanzanian government and development partners to increase aquaculture production, reduce postharvest fish losses and enhance the role of fish in nutrition.
The Africa Aquaculture Research and Training Center is a regional center of excellence for research, training and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in the African aquaculture sector. Opened in 1998, the WorldFish-run research center in Sharkia, Egypt, has played an important role in the development of the aquaculture sector in both Egypt and sub-Saharan Africa.
Three strains of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) from the Netherlands (Dutch), Indonesia and Kenya (Lake Victoria) were studied in hatchery conditions to compare their fecundity, growth performance and survival rates.