Fish is an important building block for growth and development of children and nations

Andrew Thorne-Lyman -

Andrew Thorne-Lyman, Senior Nutrition Specialist at WorldFish and Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Nutrition, at the Harvard University School of Public Health, guest blogs on the nutritional value of fish and its role in global development. Since joining WorldFish, I’ve spent a great deal of time learning about the important role that aquaculture and fisheries play within the global food system and considering the possibilities for harnessing the sector to have even greater impact on human nutrition and health.

The hidden benefits of fisheries and aquaculture

Stephen Hall -

It’s easy to forget just how environmentally friendly wild capture fisheries are as a means for providing food. Jessica Gephart and her colleagues remind us. At WorldFish, we spend a lot of time thinking about how improving fisheries and aquaculture can reduce poverty and hunger. We focus our research on how fishing and aquaculture can increase incomes and improve rural economies and how we can increase the affordability and availability of fish to improve health and nutrition among vulnerable populations. Less often do we think about how fishing and aquaculture can save scarce resources.

How do we run the world better?

Stephen Hall -

The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations has just released a fascinating report entitled "Now for the Long Term". The report asks: how we can avoid future crises and overcome our inability to address big challenges that will shape our world?