Dam right: Improving opportunities for reservoir fisheries

Matthew McCartney -

Dams, like Nam Gnouang Dam in Lao PDR, can impact reservoir fisheries
Nam Gnouang Dam, on a tributary of the Nam Theun River in Laos. Photo by Eric Baran.

This World Water Day, WorldFish and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), key partners in the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH), reflect on how improved dam operation and reservoir management can, in some circumstances, mitigate the often negative impacts of large dams on natural fish stocks.

International Women’s Day 2018: Pressing for what, transforming what in fisheries and aquaculture?

Cynthia McDougall -

WorldFish 'pushes for progress' this International Women's Day
Local fish market in Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar. Photo by Jharendu Pant, 2012.

In 2018, people around the globe are rallying around the International Women’s Day themes of ‘Pressing for Progress’ and ‘The time is now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives’. But what do these calls mean for and in fisheries and aquaculture?

Nourishing women and children with fish powder in the first 1000 days

Molly Ahern -

Angela Muyangana feeding the daughter of a local farmer, Barotse Floodplain, Zambia. Photo by Clayton Smith.

Poor nutrition during the first most critical 1,000 days of a child’s life—­­­­from conception through pregnancy and lactation to the child’s second birthday—can result in permanent developmental prob­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­lems. The Demographic and Health Surveys conducted in Malawi (2015-2016) and Zambia (2013-2014) show that 37 percent and 40 percent respectively of children under five years of age suffer from stunting, which results from chronic malnutrition.