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COVID-19's Effects and Adaptation Strategies in Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector

The Strategies for an Inclusive Aquaculture Value Chain in Bangladesh activity has a new journal article in Aquaculture. Read the abstract to learn more about how COVID-19 has affected the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Bangladesh.

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Summer Trainings Move the Needle Toward a More Sustainable Farming System for Nigeria

The Integrated Agriculture-Aquaculture as Farm Diversification Strategy activity is moving the needle toward a more sustainable farming system for Nigeria. Through summer trainings and research plots, the team is providing knowledge on how to rice-fish farm. Click to read the article and see the photo gallery.

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Meet the Gender and Youth Equity Specialist: Mary Read-Wahidi

Meet Mary Read-Wahidi, one of the Fish Innovation Lab's gender and youth equity specialists. "One thing that I think is surprising (about places where food insecurity is prevalent) is you can have these important and nutritious cash crops, but the people who harvest them or catch them don’t necessarily eat enough of them to get the nutritional benefits."

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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 Food Security and the Fish Innovation Lab.

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Fish Innovation Lab Announces New Deputy Director: Stephen Reichley of Mississippi State University

The Fish Innovation Lab is pleased to announce that Stephen Reichley of Mississippi State University will serve as the program’s new deputy director. Reichley is the associate director of the Mississippi State University Global Center for Aquatic Health and Food Security and an assistant professor at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine.

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BAU Researchers Use Machine Learning Technology in Fisheries Survey

The Fish Innovation Lab's Machine Learning for Better Aquaculture activity recently hosted a series of outreach workshops in Bangladesh to share results and findings with stakeholders.

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Anchored in Sustainability: Improving Resilience for Cambodian Fishery Communities

The Increasing Fisheries Sustainability for Resilience activity is empowering Cambodians with the knowledge to assess changes in their existing fishery to make any needed alterations in the fishing effort. By initiating a Citizen Science program, the team is supporting communities in collecting data that will help inform management efforts for more sustainable fishing practices.

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Meet the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor: Rebecca Jeudin

Meet Rebecca Jeudin, the Fish Innovation Lab's monitoring, evaluation, and learning advisor. "I wish people knew the impact of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture," she said. "From impacting their migratory patterns across international boundaries to fish health and mortality rates, climate change has the potential to have dire consequences for communities dependent on fisheries and aquaculture."

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Women Employment in Integrated Gher (Rice-Fish-Vegetable) Farming

In this video by the Machine Learning for Better Aquaculture activity, Bangladeshi women harvest vegetables on an integrated gher farm or rice-fish-vegetable farm, which helps them earn income for themselves and their families.

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Removing Sludge From Prawn/Shrimp Farm

This video, produced by the Machine Learning for Better Aquaculture activity, shows how Bangladeshi farmers use their own innovative technology for removing sludge from a rice-fish farm field instead of using baskets.