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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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Andrew Chisopo joins FishFirst! Zambia team

Andrew Chisopo has joined the FishFirst! Zambia team as a graduate intern. Chisopo will contribute to questionnaire programming, data cleaning, management and analysis, and production/presentation of results at scientific conferences, technical…

Image Alternative Text: Panha Vuth Prum (left) and Soth Vi Thun (right) are new members of the team.

New Team Members Join Bighead Catfish Culture Project

Two new team members have joined the Development of Bighead Catfish Culture for Sustainable Aquaculture project in Cambodia.

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Increased Sustainability and Research Capacity for Tilapia Aquaculture in Zambia

The achievement of this project has built the capacity of the local vocational institution (NRDC) and proposed a solution to tilapia aquaculture in Zambia and Southern Africa, where tilapia plays a crucial role in animal protein supply of the urban…

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2020 Research Results from the Fish Innovation Lab

“Some of our proudest accomplishments this year are the impressive results from our Quick Start projects, results that are informing further research and development with partner institutions, government officials, and other groups in the zones of…

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Exam Tests Knowledge of Fisheries and Sustainability

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish (Fish Innovation Lab) is working with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Kenya to secure coral reef sanctuaries from increasing climate change disturbances. Once these sanctuaries are identified,…

Image Alternative Text: Dr. Basant Gomma, left, a graduate student in MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, works alongside CVM Professor Dr. Mark Lawrence in February to observe fish while conducting research for the MSU-led Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish. The USAID-funded initiative aims to improve nutrition, food security and livelihoods in developing countries by supporting the sustainable development of aquatic habitats and fisheries. Lawrence serves as director of the Fish Innovation Lab. (Photo by Beth Wynn)

MSU continues international leadership in aquaculture, world’s fastest-growing food production sector

As aquaculture and fisheries play an increasingly important role in addressing global food security, Mississippi State University is continuing to build its reputation as an international leader in the field.

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$5.7 million to fight global hunger awarded by MSU-based Fish Innovation Lab

Through the $5.7 million, the Fish Innovation Lab is supporting 12 research-for-development projects focused on aquaculture and fisheries activities along the fish value chain in Bangladesh (3), Cambodia (2), Kenya (1), Nigeria (5) and Zambia (1).

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Detailed Country Listing of New Fish Innovation Lab Projects

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish has awarded $6.2 million USD to 13 research-for-development projects to address food and nutrition security in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Zambia.

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2019-2020 Fish Innovation Lab Graduates

This academic year, four student researchers on Fish Innovation Lab project graduated from their colleges and universities.