Creating a splash: small-scale fisheries research as a catalyst for change

Kim Hunnam -

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Gill nets in Adara, Timor-Leste.

In many instances, research focused on small-scale fisheries is trying to improve human wellbeing, nutrition, and the way we manage our natural resources. But how does “doing research” lead to such real-world change? This was a topic of discussion at the recent Symposium on Resilient Small-Scale Fisheries hosted by WorldFish at its headquarters in Penang, Malaysia.

Aquaculture: a climate smart innovation to feed the world

Dr. Michael Phillips -

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Wheeling away at sunset in Khulna, Bangladesh. Photo by Felix Clay/Duckrabbit.

Climate change threatens the productivity of fisheries, and the livelihoods of many dependent communities. Fish producing countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America face challenges from a changing climate, but Africa is especially at risk, with fourteen of the world’s 20 most vulnerable countries found within the continent.