Topics: Sustainable Aquaculture
New study examines how aquaculture improvement projects address risk beyond the farm
Aquaculture 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.
First dedicated aquaculture input supply store opens in Zambia’s Northern Province
The 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.
New private GIFT hatchery in Timor-Leste boosts fish seed supply
The first public-private partnership model tilapia hatchery has opened in Leohitu, boosting the country’s production of GIFT fingerlings and paving the way for the aquaculture sector’s sustainable development.
US ambassador visits Carp Genetic Improvement Program in Bangladesh
The 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.
Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART)
In the Indian state of Assam, capture fisheries and aquaculture provide livelihoods for thousands of rural households, who are directly or indirectly involved in the production and marketing of fish. While the current average productivity in ponds is around 1,680 kg/ha/yr, beel fisheries produce...
Empowering Women Fish Retailers (EWFIRE)
Since the 1980s, aquaculture production in Egypt has grown rapidly, adding substantially to the supply of affordable fish to domestic markets. As a result, aquaculture markets have become a strategic food sector that contributes to nutrition security and sustains substantial employment...