December 2016 newsletter
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Shrimp Bangladesh

Strategy targets increased sustainable fish production

WorldFish has launched a new six-year strategy that aims to boost sustainable aquaculture production and small-scale fisheries in developing countries, as well as help many poor fishers and fish farmers exit poverty.

Improved tilapia seed arrives in Myanmar

WorldFish has transferred Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) seed to Myanmar for the first time.

Shrimp production boosted in Bangladesh

Better management practices and use of quality seed has helped commercial shrimp farmers increase production by 21 percent since 2012.

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Egyptian aquaculturalists best management practice training boosts profits
Mekong projects to ‘kill biodiversity’
Prothom Alo roundtable: Sustain hilsa bumper harvest
Odisha aims to increase fish exports to 20k crore in 5 years

Tanzania can double its fish production – experts

Recent blogs

How can small fish reduce childhood stunting?

WorldFish met with Dr Pawan Patil, a Development Economist at the World Bank, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to discuss how nutritious small fish can help address childhood stunting.
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Feeding fish to the multitudes

Recognizing that improving aquaculture and fisheries can most benefit the poor, who are also often religious, WorldFish is engaging with religious leaders in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Bangladesh.

Linking gender and global environmental change research

New WorldFish research from Solomon Islands shows that gender inequality can impact women’s and men’s ability to adapt and innovate to maintain and improve their well-being.

Breeding of improved tilapia: A year in review

In 2016, WorldFish used selective breeding to develop the 15th generation of Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT), which grows 5.7% faster than the 14th generation.

Recognizing men working towards gender equality

Men who embrace gender equality, even in the face of inequitable gender norms and attitudes, should be celebrated.

Recent publications

Benchmarking the environmental performance of best management practice and genetic improvements in Egyptian aquaculture using life cycle assessment

Genetic evaluation of growth and survival at 6 weeks old fry of Egyptian Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) between improved Abbassa and commercial Manzala strains in a diallel crossing

Measuring individual feed efficiency and its correlations with performance traits in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus

Carp-mola productivity and fish consumption in small-scale homestead aquaculture in Bangladesh

Gender inequalities in access to and benefits derived from the natural fishery in the Barotse Floodplain, Zambia, Southern Africa


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