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Bina’s success story: From day laborer to hatchery owner

In 2007, cyclone Sidr swept through Bangladesh, leaving a trail of destruction. For Bina Majhi and her husband, the cyclone destroyed their fish hatchery business in an instant, and with it, their primary source of income. “I lost everything. My capital, ...

Type: Story

Typhoon victims rebuild fishing and aquaculture livelihoods in the Philippines

In November 2013, the super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) struck the Philippines, causing huge devastation. In the most affected provinces of rural Leyte and Samar, home to some of the poorest people in the Philippines, over 5,500 people ...

Type: Story

Private sector facilitators: A new information source for fish farmers in Bangladesh

In rural Bangladesh, many fish farmers have limited access to information about aquaculture. Without reliable advice, farmers can make poor choices about how to manage their farm. Community Development Center Bangladesh Shrimp & Fish Foundation ...

Type: Story

Training and quality seed boosts shrimp production in Bangladesh

A quiet revolution is happening in the ponds of shrimp farmers in Bangladesh. In 2012, the average commercial shrimp farmer produced around 230 kg per hectare, which is low for global averages. Now, many farmers produce 280 kg per hectare, a 21 percent ...

Type: Story

Improving the technological foundations for sustainable aquaculture

This project aims to use selective breeding to make improved fish strains, which are faster growing and more productive than other local strains, more accessible to poor people. The project focuses on Bangladesh, Egypt, Kenya and Mozambique, where small ...

Type: Project

Pond to Plate: Sustainable shrimp farming in Aceh

After the 2004 tsunami destroyed the aquaculture industry in Aceh, Indonesia, an area famous for shrimp, small-scale farmers struggled to rebuild their businesses. Now, as part of the IDH-funded Sustaining Shrimp Farming in Aceh project, WorldFish and ...

Type: Video

Inland aquaculture holds promise in Solomon Islands

Fish is a diet staple in Solomon Islands, a country of 992 islands surrounded by productive coastal fisheries. But for inland communities, where fresh fish are expensive to buy and supply is irregular, fish consumption is often low. “In the past, normally ...

Type: Story

Genetically improved tilapia strains help post-Haiyan rehabilitation in the Philippines

Like most houses in the small village of Villa Imelda in MacArthur, Leyte, the home of Evangeline Maico stood on the shore of Lake Bito, a 126-hectare freshwater lake. A 67-year-old fish farmer, Evangeline describes herself as a tilapia culture “veteran,” ...

Type: Story

Pan-Africa Project to Focus on Potential of Fish Trade for Increased Nutrition and Income

A new pan-African project has been launched to strengthen the continent’s great potential for increased trade in fish. Africa, a continent that is endowed with plentiful fish resources in oceans, rivers, lakes, floodplains and fish farms accounts for just ...

Type: Press Release

Report notes decline in shark fin trade while another endangered species suffer

While shark’s fin soup has long been a revered delicacy for the Chinese, trade in shark has recently declined, notes a new study from WorldFish scientist Hampus Eriksson and shark trade expert Shelley Clarke from the Australian National Centre for Ocean ...

Type: Press Release

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