Nearshore fish aggregating devices (FADs): A technology to boost fisheries production and combat malnutrition in Timor-Leste

Benefits of artisanal nearshore FADs in Timor-Leste • Food production and nutrition security: FADs provide an opportunity to increase the sustainable production of nutrient-rich food in Timor-Leste to combat chronic malnutrition. • Coastal resource management: FADS transfer fishing effort from the reef to the pelagic zone. • Climate change adaptation: FADS act as a food security buffer against socioeconomic and climate shocks, and they increase the resilience of coral reef ecosystems.

2030 Research and Innovation Strategy: Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet

The WorldFish Research and Innovation Strategy 2020-2030: Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet charts a decade-long aquatic foods agenda toward sustainable and equitable global food systems. The strategy sets WorldFish's areas of impact, research priorities and innovation partnerships on a pathway to end hunger and advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 by transforming food, land and water systems with aquatic foods.

 

Guide to improving live fish transportation with special attention to the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh and other tropical developing countries

The main objective of this guide is to improve human safety during the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to harvesting and transporting live fish. Other objectives include (i) providing safer methods for handling and transportation, (ii) improving animal welfare, (iii) reducing road safety hazards, and (iv) detailing methods to reduce the cost of live fish transportation. However, some farmers and traders use inappropriate transportation practices, which have led to health hazards during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lock-ins to the dissemination of genetically improved fish seeds

Well-functioning fish seed systems are crucial for human nutrition and improved livelihoods. Yet fish seed systems have received considerably little attention in the diffusion process for genetically improved strains. This study examined how seed systems of genetically improved fish strains function, assessed constraints faced, and explored entry-points to increased diffusion. To address these objectives, the study combined the seed systems performance assessment framework with innovation systems thinking.

The socioeconomics of fish consumption and child health in Bangladesh

Child malnutrition in Bangladesh exceeds WHO's threshold for public health emergencies. Using more than 36,000 records from several waves of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, the research focuses on the socioeconomic determinants of household consumption of all animal-source foods; the socioeconomic determinants of fish consumption, given its importance in the Bangladeshi diet; and the impact of observed consumption patterns on mortality and resistance to infectious diseases for children in their first years of life.

Seasonal variations of growth pattern and condition of Paradise threadfin Polynemus paradiseus (Polynemidae) from Tetulia River in Southern Bangladesh

The Paradise threadfin, Polynemus paradiseus is a marine fresh and brackish water fish species of the family Perciformes. This fish is found in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Pakistan and Cambodia. Only a few studies on P. paradiesus including biology, ecology and dynamics have been conducted. This study focus on the on the Length Frequency Distribution (LFD), length-weight relationships (LWR) and Length Length Relationships (LLRs) of P. paradiseus from the coastal Tetulia River, southern Bangladesh.

Non-farmed fish contribute to greater micronutrient intakes than farmed fish: results from an intra-household survey in rural Bangladesh

Fish is the most important animal-source food (ASF) in Bangladesh, produced from capture fisheries (non-farmed) and aquaculture (farmed) sub-sectors. Large differences in micronutrient content of fish species from these sub-sectors exist. The aims of the present paper are to describe the importance of fish in the diets of vulnerable groups in comparison to other ASF, and the contribution of species from non-farmed and farmed sources to nutrient intakes.

Measuring the potential for sustainable intensification of aquaculture in Bangladesh using Life Cycle Assessment

Aquaculture has only recently begun to make significant contributions to the global food system but is undergoing rapid growth and intensification. Identifying the most sustainable intensification options for aquaculture provides an opportunity to avoid some of the environmental pitfalls of agriculture and livestock production. Life cycle assessment is operationalized here as a tool to evaluate a range of environmental impacts resulting from the intensification of aquaculture production in Bangladesh and a subset of trade-offs among them.

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