Fish genetics: A year in review

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Farmed tilapia

Faster-growing, hardier and more disease-resistant fish have many benefits for small-scale farmers and resource poor consumers. The development of new techniques for producing genetically enhanced fish breeds enables farmers to achieve increased productivity and income, and also offers an affordable source of protein for the rural poor.

Aquatic animal health: A year in review

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harvesting tilapia

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing animal-food producing sectors, helping reduce reliance and pressure on wild capture fisheries. However, as global aquaculture production has grown in recent years, aquatic animal diseases have also emerged as a significant challenge.

More fish for more Africans

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Fisherman pulling in fishing net from the beach at Anlo Beach village, Ghan. Photo by Anna Fawcus.

Fish is a vital source of food and nutrition security for 400 million Africans. And, fisheries play a critical role in providing livelihoods for more than 12 million people as fishers and processors, of whom 27% are women.