New research by WorldFish finds that East Timorese people that depend on fishing for their primary livelihood have higher levels of well-being than other natural resource-based livelihoods, highlighting how the fisheries sector in Timor-Leste can be a crucial path out of poverty and help boost well-being.
Farmed fish is playing an ever larger role in Asian diets, contributing to diversification away from the main staple food, rice. But what are the implications of such changes for nutrition, health and livelihoods?
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.