Guidelines support COVID-safe fish transporting

Kate McMahon -

Transporting live fish in Bangladesh typically requires close contact between value chain actors. Photo by Noor Alam.

Approximately 200 metric tons of live fish are transported to markets every day in Bangladesh. The onset of COVID-19 disrupted these transportation networks and threatened the health, safety, and livelihoods of aquaculture value chain actors. Forced to travel to markets … Read the rest

Food systems approach key to balancing biodiversity, livelihoods

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Introducing fishing bans during the hilsa breeding season greatly improved hilsa stocks in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Photo by Mohammad Mahabubur Rahman.

A food systems approach led the extraordinary recovery of hilsa fish stocks while boosting the livelihoods and food security of those dependent on aquatic food systems in Bangladesh. Balancing restrictions on fishing with the promotion of alternative Read the rest

Building resilient aquatic food livelihoods in Myanmar

Syed Aman Ali -

A small-scale aquaculture farmer tends to his pond in the Ayeyarwady Delta. Photo by Toby Johnson.

WorldFish researchers are working alongside small-scale aquatic food producers and value chain actors in Myanmar to strengthen the resilience of aquatic food-based livelihoods impacted by both COVID-19 and widespread pollution.

Aquatic foods caught and harvested in inland waters like lakes … Read the rest