Improving Productivity

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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.

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Results and Findings from Genome Sequencing Team

The Genome Sequencing team has released an executive summary of findings and results. The study sequenced the rohu genome and identified DNA variations that can be correlated with measured physical traits (such as growth rate) to accelerate and…

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Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Aquaculture Value Chains in Bangladesh

In low-income food-deficit countries, fish remains an essential source of animal protein, micronutrients, and omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for human health.  It is, therefore, important that these countries, including Bangladesh, continue to…

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Emerging Technologies Improve Aquaculture Data Systems in Bangladesh

Like many low- and medium-income countries, Bangladesh struggles to maintain accurate official statistics on aquaculture production because of the costly and time-intensive nature of data collection as well as the industry’s rapid growth. The Fish…

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Improving the Efficiency of Aquaculture Farms in Nigeria

Otomiewo was one of 40 fish-farming cluster heads who attended a series of meetings organized by WorldFish and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish (Fish Innovation Lab) in September 2020 in Delta and Ogun states. The meetings introduced fish…

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Cryogenic Sperm Banking for Carps Project Holds Inception Workshop in Bangladesh

On January 4, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish (Fish Innovation Lab) and Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) hosted an inception workshop for their project on Cryogenic Sperm Banking of Indian Major Carps and Exotic Carps for…