Image Alternative Text: A group of student interns and the research team were trained by a feed mill engineer from Bangladesh on how to use the feed pelletizing machine.

Bighead Catfish Nutrition Research and Training Builds Capacity Through Installation of a Feed Pelletizing Machine

In Cambodia, the Bighead Catfish team along with a group of students were trained on how to use a fish feed pelletizing machine to work on developing a cost-effective fish feed alternative. The training also engaged participants from the Faculty of Agricultural Biosystems Engineering who have knowledge of agricultural machinery, which built synergy between the faculties at the Royal University of Agriculture by supporting each other and sharing knowledge.

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An Investigation of Bacterial Pathogens Associated with Diseased Nile Tilapia in Small-Scale Cage Culture Farms on Lake Kariba, Siavonga, Zambia

The Development and Investigation of the Delivery Mode of a Multivalent Bacterial Fish Vaccine in Zambia activity has a new journal article in Fishes. This study investigated disease outbreaks in farmed Nile tilapia in Siavonga among small-scale cage culture farms on Lake Kariba.

Image Alternative Text: Katapa (right) is measuring crayfish in Siavonga at Lake Kariba with Gordon Mudenda of the University of Zambia (left) and Hazembe of the Department of Fisheries (center).

Know the Risks: Researching Invasive Crayfish in Zambia Leads to a Future Career in Aquaculture Research

Chibwe Katapa is a student at the University of Zambia, and she wanted to learn about aquaculture to make a difference in the lives of her people in Zambia. Katapa is doing just that by investigating the growth and spread of the invasive crayfish, which could possibly threaten the integrity of freshwater ecosystems in the country. Her research on distribution and abundance will be essential to develop long-term management solutions.

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Integrated Aquatic and Terrestrial Food Production Enhances Micronutrient and Economic Productivity for Nutrition-Sensitive Food Systems

The Machine Learning for Better Aquaculture activity has a new journal article in Nature Food. Read the abstract to learn more about how the team compared economic and nutrient productivity from a representative survey of 721 farms in southern Bangladesh.

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Nigerian Fish Farmers Tell How They are Using Lean Management to Succeed in Aquaculture Production

In this video, participants in the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish Applying Lean Management in Aquaculture Production team's training speak about how they are using the Lean approach to be more efficient and reduce waste on their fish farms.

Image Alternative Text: Otogo Clement (left) weighs sampled fish from his fish farm in Cross River State during the black soldier fly larvae feed trials. Also in the photo, Bernard Agom stands to the right.

Farming Black Soldier Fly for Catfish Feed in Nigeria to Reduce Feed Costs

Otogo Clement, a fish farmer in Cross River State, considered abandoning his aquaculture enterprise in search of a new livelihood due to the high costs of fish production. However, Clement learned about the possibility of a cheaper fish feed alternative through the work of a Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish activity in Nigeria, giving him hope of continuing his enterprise.

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Fish Innovation Lab Makes Waves in West Africa's Aquaculture Industry Using Innovative Solutions

Fish Innovation Lab researchers have been busy in Nigeria and Ghana with seven activities working to alleviate poverty and improve nutrition in vulnerable populations through improved aquaculture and fisheries systems. See the video for an overview of the work happening in West Africa.

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Fish Innovation Lab Dives Into Research in East Africa to Improve Health and Sustainability

Watch this video to find out how eight Fish Innovation Lab activities in Kenya and Zambia have improved fishery sustainability, nutrition education, fish vaccine development, and more in East Africa.

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Fish Innovation Lab's Work in Asia Leads to Growth and Resilience in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Within the last five years, the activities in Bangladesh and Cambodia have worked to strengthen the aquaculture and fisheries sectors to improve the lives of men, women, and children in Asia. Watch the video to learn about how the research teams made these impressive strides.

Image Alternative Text: Yahia Mahmud, Director General for BFRI, officially received the G3 rohu strain from John Benzie, acting director of Aquatic Food Biosciences for WorldFish.

The Carp Genetic Improvement Program in Bangladesh Shares G3 Technology with the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute

The Carp Genetic Improvement Program in Bangladesh shared its G3 technology with the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute during a day-long workshop held on August 8, 2023. ''The government of Bangladesh has a target to produce 8.6 million tons of fish per year by 2041," said Kh. Mahbubul Haque, Director General of the Department of Fisheries. "It is clear that much of this targeted production must come from aquaculture, so we will have to increase productivity."