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.

Fisheries management based on gear selectivity of a tropical reservoir, Lake Nasser, Egypt

Lake Nasser, a large man-made tropical reservoir, located in the southern part of Egypt. The lakes’ fisheries have undergone steady decrease during the last 10 years obscuring its potential for sustainability. Fisheries assessment study based on fishing activity is essential to attain a reliable information for construction a management plan for rational and sustainable exploitation. Spatial and landing sites surveys were conducted during the period 2016-2017.

Nearshore fish aggregating devices show positive outcomes for sustainable fisheries development in Timor-Leste

Capture fisheries in small island developing states (SIDS) have the capacity to increase access to vital micronutrient-rich food to tackle malnutrition, but when fishers are restricted to nearshore habitats by limited capacity (boats, engines, fishing gear), fisheries production can be low. This is the case of coastal Timor-Leste, where some of the world’s most diverse coral reefs are juxtaposed with one of the world’s most undernourished populations.

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