Food systems approach key to balancing biodiversity, livelihoods

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Introducing fishing bans during the hilsa breeding season greatly improved hilsa stocks in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Photo by Mohammad Mahabubur Rahman.

A food systems approach led the extraordinary recovery of hilsa fish stocks while boosting the livelihoods and food security of those dependent on aquatic food systems in Bangladesh. Balancing restrictions on fishing with the promotion of alternative Read the rest

WorldFish opens Bangladesh’s first aquatic animal disease diagnostic lab

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WorldFish researchers examine infected fish in the lab of the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute. Photo by Habibul Haque.

While aquaculture is a growing industry in Bangladesh, prevailing disease outbreaks in farmed fish and shrimp populations limit the sector’s capacity. Bacterial and viral diseases result in large die-offs, low yields, and loss of income for many of the country’s … Read the rest