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Our People: Amanda Rowe

Fourth-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student Amanda Rowe is gaining distinctive knowledge and skills in aquatic research at Mississippi State, specifically through her involvement with the university-based Global Center for Aquatic Health and…

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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…

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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…

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FishFirst! Zambia Research Scholars Present Posters at 2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Ania Issac and Makayla Smith, two MSU undergraduate research scholars, presented posters of FishFirst! Zambia research at the 2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Mississippi State University.

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Meet the East Africa Regional Coordinator: Andrew Wamukota

Meet Andrew Wamukota, the Fish Innovation Lab's East Africa Regional Coordinator. "The consumption of fish is very important for all but critically important for pregnant women and children under five years," he said. "People need to know that fish…

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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…

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Adapting the WEAI to Explore Gender Equity Among Fishers, Processors, and Sellers at Zambia’s Lake Bangweulu

The Fish4Zambia team has a new publication accepted in World Development. Read to learn more about how the team implemented the novel Women’s Empowerment in Fisheries Index (WEFI) to investigate gender equity among men and women fishers, processors…

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New Tool Helps Quantify Post-Harvest Losses in Small-Scale Capture Fisheries

The open-access customizable Post-Harvest Fish Loss Assessment for Small-Scale Fisheries (PHFLA) is a novel quantitative tool created by the FishFirst! Zambia team to assess losses among fishers, processors, and fish sellers in the small-scale…

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2021: A Year in Review at the Fish Innovation Lab

In 2021, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish continued progress toward its goal of reducing poverty and improving nutrition, food security, and livelihoods by supporting the sustainable development of aquaculture and fisheries systems.

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Intensive Fishing Effort and Market Controls as Management Tools for Invasive Aquatic Species: A Review

Mike Rice, the lead principal investigator of the Fish Innovation Lab's project on invasive crayfish in Zambia, has a new publication accepted in Asian Fisheries Science. Read to learn more about management techniques to control invasive aquatic…