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.
New study examines how aquaculture improvement projects address risk beyond the farmAquaculture improvement projects (AIPs) are being promoted as a way for the private sector to address area-level production risk associated with aquaculture. A new study explores the extent to which different AIP models enable farmers to address production risk and environmental concerns beyond the farm scale.
Emerging scientist: Danika KleiberIn the latest instalment of our emerging scientist series, Research Fellow Danika Kleiber tells us why she's excited about her collaborative work with gender and fisheries researchers to develop capacity and capability indicators for national fisheries agencies – and how these will help to integrate gender in fisheries management and research.
First dedicated aquaculture input supply store opens in Zambia’s Northern ProvinceThe store will provide crucial products and services to support the country’s growing small-scale aquaculture industry, as part of improved private sector linkages being established under a FISH-led vocational and entrepreneurship training project.
Emerging scientist: Agustinha DuarteResearch Analyst Agustinha Duarte talks career firsts, including her role in organizing the landmark Women Fishers' Forum in Timor-Leste, in the latest instalment of our new series profiling our emerging science talents.
Zambian president has 'a heart for aquaculture', parliamentary delegation tells FISH-supported farmersThe delegation visited farmers and ponds in the Northern Province, as part of national efforts to promote aquaculture, including on a small scale.
Call for proposals: Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition ActivityFeed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity has launched a third call for proposals. The five-year WorldFish-led, USAID-funded project is looking for innovative business ideas/concepts from private sector companies and organizations that have the potential to transform aquaculture...
Emerging scientist: Lauren PincusIn the latest instalment of our new series on our early career research talents, we talk to Value Chain Scientist Lauren Pincus about the benefits of fish in the first 1000 days of life and the wasted potential of food waste.
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...