Fish Innovation Lab Director Mark Lawrence receives prestigious SEC Faculty Achievement Award for outstanding teaching accomplishments and nationally and internationally recognized scholarship.
The No Longer Bugged by Feed Costs team relied on primary data collected from farmers in Nigeria, using a structured questionnaire to gather information about the farmers and their production practices as well as analyze costs of production, including feed costs, to assess whether and how insect farming could be integrated into the value chain. Read this executive summary to learn more.
The Achieving Coral Reef Fishery Sustainability research team aimed to address challenges of suboptimal seafood production in a climate refugia in Kenya. Read the team's recommendations on how the community and fisheries management programs can be scaled for further uptake in this executive summary.
Cryogenic sperm banking can be used to assist the government and private hatcheries to develop brood banks by protecting and providing quality germplasm of Indian major carps and exotic carps. Read the research team's executive summary to learn more and find their recommendations based off their findings.
As water resources get tighter and irrigation solutions are seen as “modern, high technology” agriculture, aquaculturists are considering a first use of the water for aquaculture before irrigation. This post was written for Agrilinks by Karen Veverica, External Advisory Board member for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish and retired director of the E.W. Shell Fisheries Center at Auburn University.
FishFirst! Zambia’s goal was to determine feasibility of harnessing the power of nutrient-dense pelagic small fish to help fill protein and micronutrient gaps among food-insecure infants, young children, and families. Read how the team conducted fish-focused nutrition trainings, cooking demonstrations, and sensory panels to evaluate ComFA+Fish dishes for further scaling.
This Fish Innovation Lab activity estimated the prevalence of foodborne pathogens and revealed that fish from retail markets had high levels of contamination with foodborne pathogens. The research team believes that an intervention at the cut-up tables in retail markets would reduce pathogen loads in ready-to-deliver fish to consumers. See their recommendations based on the findings in this executive summary.
Using aquaculture waste for agricultural production can reduce the use and cost of water, competition for water, chemical fertilizers as well as the environmental impact of releasing nutrient-rich agricultural water into fresh and saltwater bodies. Read this Agrilinks article written by Md. Gulam Hussain, Mohammad Lokman Ali, and Mark Lawrence.
Small fish ponds in Cambodia are being used for Pangasius catfish production to help fish farmers increase their profits and provide a source of protein to families. Check out this article on Agrilinks by Wes Neal, co-principal investigator on the Fish Innovation Lab’s Increasing Fisheries Sustainability for Resilience activity and professor at Mississippi State University.
In areas with limited water availability, enhancing agricultural productivity is imperative to increase food production, income, and environmental benefits without significantly increasing water usage. Read this Agrilinks article to find out more about how the Farm Diversification activity uses a combined farming approach to save water and increase food production.