In this five-minute video interview, WorldFish Director General Dr. Blake Ratner explains the research focus of the organization’s 2017–2022 strategy and what’s new compared to previous years.
Overfishing has been rife for decades and our seas and oceans have become vastly depleted in fish reserves. Despite this, over 70% of the world’s population lives on the coast, relying on fish as a major protein source. It is time to look inland, towards freshwater aquaculture.
When WorldFish began working in Sierra Leone on the USAID Feed the Future project in 2015, the inland fish-farming sector was producing nowhere near its potential.