Fish in food systems in Nigeria: A review

In Nigeria, like many coastal developing countries, fish is an important source of food for the population, which is currently estimated at 186 million people (World Bank 2016). A recent study estimated that Nigeria ranks third globally for the number of people dependent on coastal fisheries for food and nutrition security, and the demand for fish is growing, alongside growth in population and incomes. However, household fish consumption in Nigeria—measured at 13.3 kg/capita/year—is low compared with the world’s average of 20.3 kg/capita/year (FAO 2018).

Tilapia Aquaculture in Africa

Join us in a panel discussion with leading Tilapia experts Dr Harrison Karisa from WorldFish, Prof Abdel-Fattah El-Sayed, author of the book the “Tilapia Culture”, and Mr Neil Stallard, who will share his experience with brackish water culture of tilapia, happening today, 18 June 2020 at 21:30 (UTC+8).

Partnership for Aquaculture Development in Timor-Leste: Looking back, looking forward

In 2012, the National Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NDFA), Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) Timor-Leste, developed the National Aquaculture Development Strategy (NADS) 2012–2030 with technical assistance from WorldFish. The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (NZ MFAT) provided funding to support implementation of NADS through the Partnership for Aquaculture Development in Timor-Leste (PADTL) project (2014–2019).

Genetically Improved Rohu (Labeo rohita) for Bangladesh

The WorldFish Rohu Genetic Improvement Program aims to substantially increase aquaculture productivity in Bangladesh by developing and disseminating rapidly growing rohu to farmers. Genetically improved rohu seed will be available in Bangladesh beginning in 2020. These fish are expected to grow 20%–30% more rapidly than currently available seed. WorldFish expects to further improve the rohu growth rate by an average of 5%–10% every 2 years—the age at which new genetically superior parents can be selected and spawned.

Integrating fish, roots, tubers and bananas in food systems: Opportunities and constraints

This working paper is a collaboration between two CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs): Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) and Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB). It documents linkages between fish, roots, tubers and bananas (RTB crops) within food systems; identifies opportunities for strengthened integration in production systems, animal feed and nutritional products; and identifies constraints and research gaps, and provides policy recommendations that support nutrition-sensitive food systems.

Genetic diversity of tilapia lake virus genome segment 1 from 2011 to 2019 and a newly validated semi-nested RT-PCR method

The gene of RNA viruses, encoding RNA-directed RNA polymerase (RdRp) is relatively conserved due to its crucial function in viral genome replication and transcription making it a useful target for genetic diversity study and PCR detection. In this study, we investigated the genetic diversity of 21 tilapia lake virus (TiLV) genome segment 1 sequences predictively coding for RdRp subunit P1. Those sequences were obtained from infected fish samples collected in Ecuador, Israel, Peru, and Thailand between 2011 and 2019 (nine sequences from this study and 12 sequences from GenBank).

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