The sustainability of farmed shrimp: A closer look at greenhouse gas emissions

Kate Bevitt -

Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012.
Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore.

A recent paper stating that farmed shrimp has a ‘jumbo’ carbon footprint is an overestimate, say WorldFish and partner researchers, largely because it fails to account for the greatly reduced competition between shrimp farms and mangrove forests as well as an increased recognition of the value of mangroves.

Nutrition-sensitive fish production in Bangladesh: Potential approach for Myanmar?

Quennie Rizaldo -

Women harvesting mola in Khulna, Bangladesh. Photo by Yousuf Tushar.

In Myanmar, fish is an important food in the diet, with an annual average national intake of 21 kilograms per capita. An increasing demand for fish has boosted aquaculture, which has grown rapidly in the last 20 years. However, there are geographical disparities in fish supply and consumption, with a low consumption of 8.5 kilograms per capita per year in distant, hilly and mountainous regions.

Understanding well-being in the dried fish sector in Bangladesh

Kate Bevitt -

Sorting through the dried fish, Bangladesh. Photo by Martin Van Brakel, 2007
Workers sort through dried fish in Bangladesh.

Exploitative working conditions in the dried fish sector in Bangladesh are undermining the well-being of workers, while at the same time potentially contributing to the positive well-being of those who employ them. This is the finding of new research by WorldFish and partners that sheds an important light on the largely ‘invisible’ dried fish sector in Bangladesh, and enhances the concept of well-being in small-scale fisheries research.