Mitigating Risk

Image Alternative Text: Here, participants are attentively listening during a day-long training workshop on sperm cryopreservation technology.

Early Successes Inspire Fish Hatchery Owners to Adopt Cryopreservation Technology

The Cryogenic Sperm Banking for Carps activity has had positive feedback from fish hatchery owners who have raised quality broodstocks of bighead, mrigal, rohu, and silver carp from cryopreserved sperm-originated seeds (fertilized eggs).

Image Alternative Text: a group photo - pictured from left: the owner of Mukasa Agrosolutions Fish Farm, Øystein Evensen of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Reichley, Rowe, and Bernard Hang’ombe of the University of Zambia.

An International Aquatics Advanced Clinical Rotation Offered Rich Research Opportunities

Amanda Rowe, class of 2023 Mississippi State University veterinary student, experienced aquatic research firsthand as a part of an international internship with the Global Center for Aquatic Health and Food Security (GCAHFS). The internship program…

Image Alternative Text: a woman cutting up fish, using proper methods such as gloves and a clean knife and cutting board, to prepare a meal

Safe Fish for Children and Expecting Mothers

Learn about how the Nourishing Nations activity is working toward helping women and youth have safe, nutritious fish to add to their diets. Read Terezie Tolar-Peterson's Agrilinks article to find out more!

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Strengthening System Resilience for Aquaculture Biosecurity in Nigeria

The Fish Innovation Lab applies a resilience lens when it comes to the scaling and adoption of technologies and approaches currently under research. As an example, the Improving Biosecurity team in Nigeria deals with two related threats to the…

Image Alternative Text: a pier in Paracas, Peru, showing several fishing ships

The Fish Innovation Lab Expands Its Reach to Four New Countries to Examine Impacts of Distant Water Fleets

The Fish Innovation Lab has a new activity to support the USAID research agenda on Distant Water Fleets (DWFs). Led by researchers from the University of Rhode Island, the work is funded through a USAID $200,000 buy-in award and will examine jumbo…

Image Alternative Text: The team met with 30 crayfishers to gain information about the crayfish in Zambia.

A Workshop and Interviews With Fishers Help Researchers Assess Invasive Crayfish in Zambia

The Fish Innovation Lab's project on invasive crayfish in Zambia held a workshop on the invasive species' ecology at the University of Zambia. The team also interviewed local fishers to get a better idea of where crayfish are in the Kafue Floodplain…

Image Alternative Text: Woman wearing a tan head covering sits beside her fish harvest in the trunk of a car

Integrated Rice-Fish Farming in Nigeria: A Resilient Approach in the Face of Climate Change

Severe weather events like flooding, drought and rising temperatures disproportionately affect many Nigerian fishing and farming communities given the naturally arid conditions of their environment. Read the full story by Feed the Future to learn…

Image Alternative Text: A partial view of the Hakaluki Haor wetland in Bangladesh. Photo Credit: M. Gulam Hussain

Innovations in Aquaculture Production and Fisheries Management Build Climate Resilience

Since changes in climate and extreme weather events can significantly impact the aquaculture and fisheries industries, the Fish Innovation Lab is working to address climate-related shocks to help build resilience and mitigate risks.

Image Alternative Text: Researchers in a boat: Front row from left to right is Phannara and Phun, and in the back row from left to right is Champapao, Chakriya Chum, and Sreyden, visiting fishermen along the Sre Ambel River to collect fish for nutrition analysis.

Building Capacity: Graduate Student in Cambodia Working on the First Nutritional Database for Fish

The "Increasing Sustainability of Fisheries and Aquaculture for Resilience of Cambodian Communities" project is helping develop a nutritional database for fish, which will provide the knowledge to help fill in gaps and limitations in fishery…

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Feed the Future and Farmer-to-Farmer Collaborate to Study the Impact of Invasive Crayfish in Zambia

The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program, implemented by Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), is partnering with researchers at the University of Rhode Island and the University of Zambia to understand the impacts of…