Timor-Leste president calls for expansion of aquaculture during hatchery visit

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President of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, visited the Gleno Hatchery. Photo by Joctan Lopes, 2020.

The President of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres Lú Olo, visited the Gleno hatchery last week, learning firsthand how high-quality Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) fingerlings are being produced and distributed nationwide.

During the visit on 18 November 2020, the president spoke … Read the rest

Climate-smart innovations can boost aquatic food systems productivity in Bangladesh, says climate change expert

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The role of aquatic food systems in Bangladesh is wide. Climate services can support more climate-resilient decisions among local fishermen and fish workers. Photo by Balaram Mahalder, 2010.

Climate-smart innovations are urgently needed to help poor and vulnerable aquatic food system actors withstand climate-shocks in Bangladesh, said WorldFish climate change researcher Peerzadi Rumana Hossain at a virtual roundtable in late August.

As an affordable source of protein, fish … Read the rest

Field Notes: Boosting small-scale aquaculture productivity in inland Myanmar

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With small improvements in practices aquaculture could boost productivity, food and nutrition security of small-scale fish farmers. The photo was taken in Shwebo Township by Lizeth Tatiana Casagua Diaz, 2019.

Myanmar is one of the largest fish producers in the world. The country ranks among the largest global inland aquaculture producers. With increased understanding and investment in sustainable development, Myanmar’s aquaculture sector has the potential to reduce poverty and contribute … Read the rest