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Threatened Fish Genetic Resources and Biological Diversity of the Hakaluki Haor Wetland in Bangladesh

Best Wetland Management Practices (BWMPs) should be continued, enhanced, and readopted by the Government of Bangladesh to restore threatened natural ecosystem habitat and conserve fish biological diversity in the Hakaluki Haor wetland.

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Nourishing Nations’ Delta State Tour Leads to New Connections for Project Development

The Nourishing Nations team went on a tour of Delta State, Nigeria, in April 2021. While there, the team gathered information on the area to further develop the project’s research protocols. Additionally, they made some important contacts to support the project.

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Investigating Oysters’ Dietary Potential and Risks for Ghana’s Shellfishers

Oysters are an excellent source of iron and zinc, and women in low- and middle-income countries are often deficient in these two essential micronutrients. The Fish Innovation Lab project, called “Micronutrient Impact of Oysters in the Diet of Women Shellfishers,” aims to determine how much oysters contribute to iron and zinc in the diet of women shellfishers as well as inspect the possibility of heavy metal contamination.

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New Virtual Library of Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources

The Fish Innovation Lab has compiled a virtual library of aquaculture and fisheries resources. Stakeholders around the world can explore the library and find resources to inform their work and connect with others in the aquaculture and fisheries sectors.

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Ground-Truth Visits Inform Efforts to Promote Aquaculture as a Farm Diversification Strategy in Nigeria

The recent ground-truth visits to Ebonyi and Kebbi states of Nigeria helped to develop a knowledge base on agroecological wetlands suitable for integrated fish and rice farming.

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Fish-Bean-Vegetable Soup, Recipe From Zambia

The soup uses assorted powders, including one from small fish, and only requires a brief cooking period. Small fish are highly concentrated in several critical nutrients, and they can be environmentally sustainable and affordable as an animal-protein food.

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Quick Start Results, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps

In its first and second year, the Fish Innovation Lab funded five “Quick Start” activities. These were short (12-15 month) activities designed to kick-start the Fish Innovation Lab’s research-for-development activities on the ground.This document provides a summary of the accomplishments, lessons learned, and next steps of the five Quick Start activities.

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Addressing Food Safety in Aquaculture Systems in Developing Countries

Globally over 600 million people, 1 in 10, suffers from foodborne diseases each year, and 420,000 people died in 2010. Practicing safe food preparation and storage strategies can help prevent this.

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A Partnership to Build Capacity, a Project to Build Sustainable Aquaculture in Cambodia

Three institutions - SEARCA, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and CE SAIN - have partnered together, so that a Cambodian student will join the Royal University of Agriculture to conduct research. Additionally, the agreement will support the Bighead Catfish Culture project in Cambodia.

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Fisheries Need Stronger Role in Food Policy and Food Security Planning

Fish Innovation Lab Deputy Director Elin Torell joins "The Leading Voices in Food" podcast at Duke University's World Food Policy Center to discuss the importance of recognizing fish in international food policy and development funding.