Research was undertaken from community to global levels with multiple partners and investment from a blend of CGIAR and bilateral projects spanning 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. FISH focused in depth on seven countries, namely Egypt, Nigeria, Zambia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar and Solomon Islands. New knowledge and innovations were shared widely within countries and beyond through extensive networks and investments in capacity to influence policy, stimulate investment and generate wider impact.
Why these locations ?
FISH selected partner countries using criteria intended to identify opportunities for fisheries and aquaculture to contribute to greater development impact at scale, within and beyond the program period.
Countries with large projected shortfalls in fish supply (>100,000 metric tons) and where aquaculture was expected to grow at >5%, enabling us to contribute research that could help reduce the supply gap.
1,000,000 metric tons per annum increase
Countries where growth in aquaculture production was 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
Countries where government policy, partners and research infrastructure created a conducive research for development environment.
IMPACTS on national level
Countries where large number of poor people depended 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.