As the floodwaters recede, are Kerala’s ‘heroic’ fishers getting their due?

John Kurien -

Sea level rise and increased frequency and severity of floods and storms will make some low-lying coastal areas uninhabitable. Photo by Helen Leitch.

Following devastating floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Keralite and WorldFish Honorary Fellow John Kurien reflects on the heroic role played by fishermen in the rescue operations.

Fisheries and aquaculture will benefit from new agreement

Cecily Layzell -

WorldFish signs agreement with FAO
11 July 2018, Rome, Italy - Gareth Johnstone, Director General WorldFish, left, and Arni Mathiesen, Assistant Director General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO. Signing ceremony of an MoU between FAO and the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (WorldFish). COFI 2018 - Committee on Fisheries, 33rd Session, 9-13 July 2018. FAO headquarters (Canada room).

A new understanding between WorldFish and FAO will combat hunger and improve livelihoods by promoting the impact of fisheries and aquaculture research.