Going to market with low-cost, fish-based innovations
Poverty, vulnerability and inequality persist in many sectors of Pacific Island society. But development investments often deliver ‘white elephants’—costly and poorly integrated infrastructure that is left unused. In coastal communities in Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste, we are helping to strengthen people’s own inventive solutions or build on their existing assets to enhance fish-based livelihoods.
The big data supporting small-scale fisheries research
In this animated audio clip, bioinformatics researcher Shaun Wilkinson explains the data tool behind WorldFish's winning proposal for the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture's 2018 Inspire Challenge. The proposal, ‘An integrated data pipeline for small-scale fisheries’, aims to use big data...
What can big data do for small-scale fisheries?
WorldFish scientist Alex Tilley talks about his winning proposal for the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture's 2018 Inspire Challenge. The proposal , ‘An integrated data pipeline for small-scale fisheries’, aims to use big data to uncover the hidden contribution of fish to the livelihoods...
Small fry are beautiful
Improving fishing and fish trading practices to reduce waste and loss and strengthen rural livelihoods is a key objective for WorldFish and its national development partners. In this video we describe how we address this challenge in Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. The emphasis in this initiative...
Gaining a voice: First Women Fishers’ Forum held in Timor-Leste
On Atauro Island in Timor-Leste, men have typically made the decisions about how fishery resources should be managed. But following efforts to build women fishers’ empowerment, women now have a greater voice in governance discussions and are engaging in collective action.
Enhancing Livelihoods while Governing Marine Resources in Pacific Island Countries
Poverty, vulnerability and inequality persist in many sectors of Pacific Island society. Women, men and youth often have limited opportunities to improve well-being outside of natural resource exploitation and, in many cases, current livelihoods do not offer a pathway out of poverty and food...
One man’s trash: Marine litter affecting ocean life, resilience of small-scale fisheries
Finding sustainable solutions to marine litter is the focus of World Oceans Day today, of which research to build the recognition and resilience of small-scale fisheries and fishers plays a critical part. In the 100-person village of Adara on Atauro Island—accessible only by walking three hours...