WorldFish DG explains ‘big agenda’ for new strategy

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Feeding fish, Bangladesh. Md. Masudur Rahaman, 2012.

In December 2016, WorldFish launched its new six-year strategy (2017–2022). The strategy aims to boost sustainable aquaculture production and small-scale fisheries in developing countries, at the same time helping many of the world’s poorest fishers and fish farmers exit poverty.

In the five-minute video interview below, WorldFish Director General Dr. Blake Ratner explains the research themes within the strategy and what’s new compared to previous years.

“Our research is about technology improvement. It’s about building the evidence for institution change, for policy change. So that these goals can be met efficiently and so that they can reach the broadest numbers,” explains Ratner.

“It’s a big agenda. And it’s one that we take very seriously,” he adds.

Kate Bevitt

Kate Bevitt

Kate Bevitt is the Writer / Editor for WorldFish and is based in Penang, Malaysia. She has over 10 years’ experience working for not-for-profit, government and research organizations in Australia and overseas. Before joining WorldFish in October 2015, she spent two years in Timor-Leste as the Communication Advisor for the Seeds of Life agricultural research project. Kate holds an MBA in Marketing and a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism and Public Relations) from the University of Newcastle.

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