Partnership promotes confidence in African fish

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Fish Processor in Mwandi Village, Mongu District, Zambia

WorldFish and the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) have announced a partnership that will promote consumer confidence in African fish for domestic and export markets.

Why women in agricultural science is good for development?

Vicki Wilde -

Woman taking notes at her farm in Khulna, Bangladesh.

Vicki Wilde, Senior Program Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation guest blogs about the challenges and inequalities that continue to face women scientists.

There is no shortage of literature, both academic and mass media, documenting the importance of women’s advancement in the sciences, including the agricultural sciences. Bringing more women into scientific careers serves to do more than symbolically close a gender gap. It brings a wider variety of experiences and views that can greatly benefit scientific research and development as well as society.

Marine Protected Areas: Do they benefit fisheries?

Stephen Hall -

Saturday morning in Port Barton, San Vicente, Palawan, Philippines. Photo by Mary Aileen M delas Alas, 2011.

Last week, I read a compelling book by Alex Caveen and co-authors, ‘The Controversy over Marine Protected Areas: Science Meets Policy.’ The book seeks to answer whether strict Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), where all fishing is prohibited, are a better means of protecting exploited fish stocks than conventional fisheries management strategies that include quota restrictions, gear regulations, minimum landing sizes, and multiple use protected areas.