FISH pursues an integrated body of research in six focal countries. Three are in Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia and Myanmar) and three are in Africa (Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia). In addition, the program focuses on Egypt as a research hub and training center for our aquaculture capacity development in Africa, and Solomon Islands as a hub for our learning networks on small-scale governance in the Pacific.
Where we work
Why these locations
The program prioritizes places with the largest anticipated shortfalls in fish supply (>100,000 metric tons) and where aquaculture is expected to grow at >5%, enabling us to build on existing partnerships to deliver research outputs and impacts that reduce the supply gap.
1,000,000 metric tons per annum increase
The program focuses on countries where growth in aquaculture production is projected to exceed 1 million metric tons per annum by 2030 and generate a significant surplus of supply over domestic demand.
Strong Support from government and research
The program works where strong government support and good research infrastructure enable the development of genetically improved varieties of tilapia and carp.
Impacts on national level
In the small-scale fisheries sector, the program works where the largest number of poor people depend on fish sourced from small-scale fisheries for food and income, and where the enabling environment is strong enough for FISH to have national-level impacts.
FISH believes these criteria enable good site selection and increase the likelihood of development impact at scale.
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...