Mola and carp fish farming: A winning combination to boost nutrient intakes in Bangladesh and beyond

Kate Bevitt -

Farmers catch mola from their homestead pond, Amtoli, Barguna, Bangladesh.
Farmers catch mola from their homestead pond, Amtoli, Barguna, Bangladesh.

Evidence that small indigenous fish species can affect significant nutritional outcomes is growing. A new paper by WorldFish highlights how mola, reared alongside other fish in a polyculture system, represents the most nutritional value of the harvest.

A fisher’s wise words: ‘If we protect the fish, we are protecting ourselves’

Tarah Doheny -

Pengly, a small-scale fisher from Khe village in northern Cambodia.
Pengly, a small-scale fisher from Khe village in northern Cambodia.

Cambodia’s fisheries—some of the most diverse and expansive freshwater fisheries in the world—are under pressure from both population growth and rising demand for fish. As the need to protect these vital fisheries grows stronger, I meet one small-scale fisher who’s working to conserve fish stocks and combat illegal fishing in his rural village.

Towards a gender-equal fisheries sector in Myanmar

Lemlem Aregu -

Fish drying, Ngapali beach, Gyeiktaw, Myanmar.
Fish drying, Ngapali beach, Gyeiktaw, Myanmar.

Despite the fact that Myanmar is one of the world’s top 10 fish-producing nations, women are often afforded less access to productive assets and training than their male counterparts. Increasingly, government and development agencies are taking action to close this gender gap as part of efforts to support and drive growth in the sector.