Fish/seafood represents an increasingly important source of animal protein in diets globally. Aquaculture growth, which already constitutes half of all seafood consumed by humans, is critical to meet increasing demand for fish. Concern among consumers and regulators over the safety and environmental sustainability of seafood, particularly in developed nations, has led to the development of stringent seafood safety standards in the global North.
According to figures from the FAO, Egypt and Bangladesh are the third and fourth largest tilapia producers, respectively, after China and Indonesia. Absence of accurate baseline data relating to fish health, disease occurrence, diagnostic services and health economic hamper surveillance and disease control efforts. To overcome some of these shortcomings, and generate background data upon which trends and emerging issues may be assessed, WorldFish and partners developed a Tilapia epidemiology and health economics online survey tool.
This study, funded by the German government and in partnership with an international research institute as well as the government department responsible for fish farming in Zambia, collected quantitative and qualitative data that aimed to provide a holistic view of the livelihoods of smallholder fish farmers in the country. A total of 151 fish farming households were surveyed and an additional 46 qualitative interviews were collected with a selected variety of fish farmers.
The Solomon Islands National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan 2016–2020 identifies the need to develop a management plan for saltwater crocodiles. However, there is a lack of reliable information on the population status of saltwater crocodiles and the extent of human-crocodile conflict in the country. This report summarizes the results of a nationwide survey that aimed to fill these knowledge gaps.
The current study aims to compare the technical and economic performance of salted and fresh fish processing associated with Lake Nasser fisheries. The study concluded that investment cost in slated fish processing is lower than fresh fish processing. Salted fish processing generated higher return on investment compared to fresh fish processing. Further work in needed to improve return of fresh fish and minimize the impact of fish processing on the environment and ensure safety of product to consumer health.
FAO, WorldFish and Duke University are working in partnership with experts globally to revisit and build on the Hidden Harvest study in 2012. Encompassing the pre-harvesting, harvesting and post-harvesting sectors of inland and marine fisheries, the new study asks the questions: 1) What are the social, environmental, economic and governance contributions of small-scale fisheries at global and local scales? 2) What are the key drivers of change in these sectors, including both threats and opportunities?
This paper aims to examine the status of Fish Aggregating Device (Katha) fishery in the river Titas in Bangladesh and development of an alternative Katha fishery management strategy. All Fish Aggregating Devices (Kathas) were recorded through a census survey. Fish catch monitoring facilitated through a regular catch survey of Katha/gear/team in operation. The study employed data collected from the river Titas in Brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh from 1997 to 2002.
En 2012, la FAO, la Banque mondiale et WorldFish ont publié une étude Hidden Harvest: The global contribution of capture fisheries. Pour soutenir la dynamique croissante de mise en oeuvre des Directives SSF, et en réponse aux Objectifs de développement durable, la FAO, WorldFish et l’Université Duke travaillent en partenariat avec des experts du monde entier pour revisiter et développer la problématique à partir de cette première étude Hidden Harvest.
Field consultations on the role of wild resources in people’s livelihoods were conducted in the Ayeyarwady Basin from the delta in the south to Putao in the north of Myanmar. Interviews and group discussions with local people, key government, and non-government stakeholders in 14 districts provided insights into the status and trends of wild resources and their management. This report is part of the The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA) project.
The Ayeyarwady State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA) is one of the major knowledge outputs of the Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) Project prepared by Hydro-Informatics Centre (HIC). SOBA aims to inform planning in the Ayeyarwady Basin by providing baseline information on the condition and trends in water and land resources as well as related ecosystem services and the livelihoods and economies of Myanmar that depend on these resources.