Understanding well-being in the dried fish sector in Bangladesh

Kate Bevitt -

Sorting through the dried fish, Bangladesh. Photo by Martin Van Brakel, 2007
Workers sort through dried fish in Bangladesh.

Exploitative working conditions in the dried fish sector in Bangladesh are undermining the well-being of workers, while at the same time potentially contributing to the positive well-being of those who employ them. This is the finding of new research by WorldFish and partners that sheds an important light on the largely ‘invisible’ dried fish sector in Bangladesh, and enhances the concept of well-being in small-scale fisheries research.

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.