Forty representatives of fisheries and regional organizations from across Africa have called for the strengthening of existing small-scale fisheries bodies and the creation of a new pan-African platform.
Water control infrastructure in Myanmar. These sluices are used to stop saltwater intruding up the river and into the irrigation areas, and store water upstream in the dry season.
In Myanmar, rice is seen as the main staple food and irrigation infrastructure has expanded to boost its production.
New research from Timor-Leste has found that nearshore fish aggregating devices (FADs) can significantly increase catch rates by small-scale fishers, and could provide a cost-effective way to boost food and nutrition security in the country.
Efforts by WorldFish, development partners and the government to develop aquaculture in Timor-Leste over the last 10 years have shown success, laying … Read the rest
With an extraordinary diversity of ecosystems and fish species, Myanmar ranks among the top-ten fish producers globally. Yet, there is an acute dearth of information on the country’s fisheries. This is particularly inconsistent with the important role of fish for food and nutrition security, being second to rice in terms of food expenditure by Myanmar people.
With most of its population residing in coastal areas and within the mega Delta of the Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar depends on its fisheries as a critical source of food, employment, and revenue.
Each month, we highlight a selection of our new publications. Feed was the focus of two papers in May, with a novel feeding system and a plant-based alternative to fishmeal showing potentially significant cost and sustainability benefits. The third study presented was able to determine whether ‘candidate founders’ of a carp breeding program in Bangladesh were related, providing crucial insights for the genetic robustness of the program.
As aquaculture assumes greater significance as a means to meet global food and nutrition demands, concerns about its environmental impacts are on the rise. Modeling key fish supply and aquaculture systems for biophysical resource use is a vital step for estimating environmental footprints and was the focus of a WorldFish study in Myanmar.
Quarante représentants des organisations régionales et de la pêche artisanale de l'Afrique ont demandé le renforcement des organisations existantes de la pêche artisanale et à la création d'une nouvelle plate-forme panafricaine.