Fisheries and aquaculture contribute to livelihoods for 800 million people and provide 3.1 billion people with 20% of their animal protein. Working with national governments and partners, FISH focuses on improving the productivity of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce poverty and improve food and nutrition security.
Emerging scientist: Surendran RajaratnamUnderstanding why people do what they do and what they can do differently to improve their lives is one of the most exciting things about his job, says Surendran Rajaratnam from our gender team in the latest edition of this new series on our early career research talents.
Understanding the lives of small-scale fishers: A field visit experience“The trawlers are stealing our fish. They should not be allowed to fish in the territory allotted to small-scale fishers. Otherwise we will be forced to quit this job.” Following the week-long Multi-Stakeholder Information and Communications (MuSIC) workshop, which aimed to facilitate greater sharing of information, research and policy work on small-scale fisheries, four of the participants filed this report about their field visit to Teluk Bahang fishing village in Penang, Malaysia.
MuSIC workshop sounds positive note for visibility of small-scale fisheriesResearchers, journalists and representatives from governments and civil societies from across Asia have taken the first steps to form a new network in support of small-scale fisheries.
Global study on small-scale fisheries to provide vital knowledge, recognizes UN food reportThe FISH-supported Illuminating Hidden Harvests study, due out in 2020, will provide critical knowledge and information on small-scale fisheries globally, informing the way forward for sustainable development of the sector. This vital contribution was acknowledged in the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food report released on 25 January 2019.
Gender research and the road to an inclusive and equitable blue future: Five questions with Dr. Cynthia McDougallThe world began celebrating International Women’s Day in 1975 when the United Nations designated 8 March for this purpose. Since then, many things have improved but much remains to be done to achieve equal rights for both men and women. From grassroots activism to global action, we are entering an...
‘Good science’: Using sex-disaggregated data in small-scale fisheries research and policy“When we only collect data on men, we miss half the story. If we want to make informed decisions about our fisheries, we need to find ways to count all the people involved.” Dr. Danika Kleiber explains how the Illuminating Hidden Harvests project is filling the gender data gap in its global study of the contributions, drivers and impacts of small-scale fisheries.
Stakeholders identify research and management priorities for Bangladesh's hilsa fisheryA two-day workshop, organized as part of the USAID-funded Enhanced Coastal Fisheries in Bangladesh (ECOFISH-BD) project, brought together hilsa fishery stakeholders to review past activities and identify future research and management strategies.
Emerging scientist: Afrina ChoudhuryAs a global leader in fisheries and aquaculture research, science is at the forefront of our work. In this new series, we profile our emerging scientists, early career research talents who are already making a significant contribution to fisheries and aquaculture knowledge. Here, we talk to Afrina Choudhury, a Senior Gender Specialist and recently elected Chair of the Bangladesh National Gender Working Group.
US ambassador visits Carp Genetic Improvement Program in BangladeshThe US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R. Miller visited the Carp Genetic Improvement Program to learn about the USAID-funded Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity. WorldFish has been running genetic improvement programs for the major carp species since 2013, as part of a long-term plan to improve fish farmer access to quality seed of the improved species.
Emerging scientist: Chelcia GomeseIn this new series, we profile our emerging scientists, early career research talents who are already making a significant contribution to fisheries and aquaculture knowledge. Here, Chelcia Gomese, a gender researcher in Solomon Islands, talks about her 'aha' research moments and creative ways to collect and present data.
Emerging scientist: Chin Yee ChanAs a global leader in fisheries and aquaculture research, science is at the forefront of our work. In this new series, we profile our emerging scientists, early career research talents who are already making a significant contribution to fisheries and aquaculture knowledge. In this second installment we talk to Chin Yee Chang about her fish foresight modeling work, for which she received the 2017 WorldFish Board Award for Achievement in Research.
Environmental risk in aquaculture: What do farmers think?Area-based approaches to address environmental risk are gaining popularity in aquaculture management. New research demonstrates the need to rethink the development and application of area‐based approaches, considering how farmers themselves understand environmental risk.