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Farmed small fish can significantly reduce Bangladesh vitamin A deficiency

A new study indicates that a long-term commitment to the farming of small fish in Bangladesh could save as many as 3000 lives over an 11-year period. The study focuses on the farming of mola, a small indigenous fish species that can be easily grown in ...

Type: Press Release

New private GIFT hatchery in Timor-Leste boosts fish seed supply

The first public-private-partnership (PPP) model tilapia hatchery has opened in Leohitu in Timor-Leste, boosting the country’s production of GIFT fingerlings and paving the way for the aquaculture sector’s sustainable development. In recent years, more ...

Type: Story

First Private Tilapia Hatchery Opens in Timor-Leste, Set to Boost Aquaculture Growth

DILI, June 7 2019 – The first public-private model fish hatchery in Timor-Leste has opened today in Leohitu, Bobonaro, representing a critical step toward realizing the National Aquaculture Development Strategy (2012-2030), which aims to boost fish supply ...

Type: Press Release

Reducing antibiotic use in Bangladesh fish farming – securing our future through better practices

How can we keep antibiotic use under control while aquaculture intensifies in Bangladesh? Researchers have come up with best management practices that fish farmers need to understand and follow to secure their livelihoods through fish. ...

Type: Video

Successful completion of the YEAG project

Aswan, Upper Egypt  - WorldFish, the Swiss Embassy in Cairo, and Aswan’s local community gathered to celebrate the successful completion of the Swiss-funded Youth Employment in Aswan Governorate (YEAG) project, that has provided training and business ...

Type: Press Release

Characterizing fish supply and aquaculture systems in Myanmar as a guide to measuring environmental footprints

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing food production sectors in the world and an attractive option for improving livelihood security, especially in developing countries. Yet as aquaculture assumes greater significance as a means to meet global food ...

Type: Story

WorldFish HQ events: Tilapia BMP Workshop

Tilapia Better Management Practices (BMP) Workshop

Tilapia is the world’s second most important farmed fish after carp and its global production now standings close to 7.0 million tonnes and valued at over USD 9.8B.

WorldFish Director of Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences, Dr. Michael Phillips together with WorldFish researchers and partners has played a central role in producing improved strains of Oreochromis niloticus in Asia (GIFT strain), Egypt (Abbassa strain), Ghana (Akosombo strain) and Malawi (Oreochromis shiranus strain). 

The Tilapia BMP workshop aims to gathered key people from focal and scaling countries involved in breeding, dissemination, and farming of Tilapia and agrees on the single approach through one well-coordinated team to coordinate and facilitate the process of developing Tilapia BMP products at global and country levels through.

Better Management Practices (BMPs) refers to a set of standardized management guidelines that are developed, based on existing practices and associated risks, as determined in consultation with scientists and farming practitioners and relevant industry stakeholders.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 to Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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Environmental risk in aquaculture: What do farmers think?

Aquaculture area-based management Fish farming Thailand Vietnam Area-based approaches to address environmental risk are gaining popularity in aquaculture management. New research demonstrates the need to rethink the application of area-based approaches, ...

Type: Story

Aquaculture technologies and best management practices training program

The aquaculture technologies and best management practices training is a two-week course for any professional working in fish farm management, aquaculture research, teaching or extension in Africa and beyond. The course is highly interactive. You will ...

Type: Publication

Basic biosecurity manual for tilapia hatchery technicians in Bangladesh

With the onset of Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV) outbreaks in several Asian countries, WorldFish, in collaboration with Bangladesh’s Department of Fisheries, has developed a program to improve biosecurity in the tilapia industry throughout the country. As the ...

Type: Publication