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Results and Findings from SecureFish Team

The SecureFish team has released an executive summary of findings and results from a study of nutrition, especially in young children, in fisher families along the Kenya Coast. Results also indicate opportunities for improvements in fish value chain activities and sustainable fishing practices in the area.

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Meet the Grants and Contracts Specialist: Jared Dees

"We can help overcome these challenges by not only assisting in the creation of farms for resources, such as fish, but also educating populations on the benefits of fish nutrients."

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Cryogenic Sperm Banking for Carps Project Holds Inception Workshop in Bangladesh

On January 4, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish (Fish Innovation Lab) and Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) hosted an inception workshop for their project on Cryogenic Sperm Banking of Indian Major Carps and Exotic Carps for Commercial Seed Production and Brood Banking.

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Results and Findings from Zambia Feeds Team

The Zambia Feeds team has released an executive summary of findings and results from a feed trial studying the effects of an alternative feed ingredient to fishmeal in tilapia aquaculture. Replacing fishmeal as a feed ingredient could help producers save on costs and contribute to more sustainable practices in aquaculture.

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More Bites of Fish Recommended in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025

Seafoods are nutrient-dense and recommended across the life course by the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025. However, current dietary intakes are well below the recommended levels.

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Scientists visit carp hatcheries in Bangladesh

“These visits are very important as we need to know the available hatcheries—both private and government—in those areas and also get a clear idea about the breeding and fry-rearing facilities in each of the selected hatcheries,” said Sarder.

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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 and rural populations. Findings from this study will thus have direct application in the aquaculture industry of Zambia and human nutrition and can be scaled up in the Southern African Development Community region, which Sakala said is already happening.

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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 influence,” said Mark Lawrence, director of the Fish Innovation Lab and professor of veterinary medicine at Mississippi State University.

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Shrimp Farming and Research in Bangladesh Adapts to COVID-19 Pandemic

“Now I know how to cope and survive in an extreme situation. The demand of shrimp will not decrease, [and] all I have to do is to make sure to transport the harvested shrimp to the processing plant,” said Ripon.