Each month, we highlight a selection of our new publications. Feed was the focus of two papers in May, with a novel feeding system and a plant-based alternative to fishmeal showing potentially significant cost and sustainability benefits. The third study presented was able to determine whether ‘candidate founders’ of a carp breeding program in Bangladesh were related, providing crucial insights for the genetic robustness of the program.
A lab technician conducts water quality tests at the WorldFish research center in Egypt. Photo by Kate Bevitt, 2016.
By 2025, African governments hope that 40 percent of the total fish consumed in Africa will be met by aquaculture. Ongoing research and training provided by the WorldFish-run Africa Aquaculture Research and Training Center in Egypt will be critical to achieving this goal.