Topics: Climate change
Global study on small-scale fisheries to provide vital knowledge, recognizes UN food report
The 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.
Carrots and sticks: How incentives are conserving the hilsa fishery in Myanmar
For Myanmar's small-scale coastal and inland fishing communities, the hilsa fish, known locally as nga tha lauk , is a vital resource. Fishing hilsa employs over 1.5 million people in the country's most impoverished areas and provides a crucial source of food for many more. Hilsa can live for up to...
Building adaptive capacity to climate change: Broadening the approach
Many government and non-government organizations are working to equip people to respond to climate change, to minimize negative effects and even look for new opportunities. Having ‘adaptive capacity’ means having the necessary resources at hand as well as the willingness and ability to take...