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A Zambia Project is Mitigating Risks by Assessing Invasive Crayfish

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish is working with communities in the Kafue Floodplain and Lake Kariba in Zambia to understand the distribution and impact of invasive crayfish.

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Replacing fishmeal with a single cell protein feedstuff in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) diets

The "Replacing fishmeal with single cell proteins in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) diets in Zambia" team's peer-reviewed journal article was accepted and appears in Animal Feed Science and Technology journal. Check out the project's full study and results.

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Advancing Gender-Responsive Aquaculture and Fisheries Development Starts with Identifying Common Gender Barriers

A new brief highlights findings from the Gender Responsive Aquaculture/Fisheries Development Assessment (GRADA-FIL) related to common gender barriers that may be at play at research sites where Fish Innovation Lab activities are being conducted.

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Fish Innovation Lab’s 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish held their 2021 Annual Meeting in August. The internal meeting held via Zoom brought together all project teams to hear keynote speakers as well as listen to project presentations and join in on group discussions.

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The Learning Agenda Meeting: Providing Innovation Through Collaboration

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish recently hosted their third set of online Learning Agenda Meetings. The Learning Agenda helps the lab accomplish its goals by providing a forum for the research teams to share what they have learned through implementing their projects.

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Reducing Tilapia Losses Through Vaccine Development in Zambia

A new project in Zambia aims to reduce aquaculture losses due to fish mortality from identified disease-causing agents. Additionally, local vaccine formulation and delivery are the best tools for disease management, so understanding the diseases affecting tilapia is critical to the process of developing vaccines against major bacterial diseases.

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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.