Raising a unified voice: Supporting African small-scale fishers and fish workers to be heard

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Bertha Kporvi (interviewee) at Sekondi market selling smoked fish in Sekondi, Ghana.
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.

‘I can’t catch enough fish’: Balancing water needs for farmers and fishers in Myanmar

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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.

Pathway to prosperity: Aquaculture in Timor-Leste set to grow after 10 years of development

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Gleno hatchery ponds, Timor-Leste.

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

Governing Myanmar’s inland fisheries: looking for the right balance

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Traditional fish sun drying rack along the Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar
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.

Hot off the press: New research in May 2019

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WorldFish is supporting a catla breeding program in Bangladesh
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.

Characterizing fish supply and aquaculture systems in Myanmar as a guide to measuring environmental footprints

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Measuring the environmental impact of aquaculture systems in Myanmar
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.

Élever une voix unifiée: aider les pêcheurs et les travailleurs de la pêche artisanale africaine à se faire entendre

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Bertha Kporvi (interviewee) at Sekondi market selling smoked fish in Sekondi, Ghana.
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.