The Fish Innovation Lab's activity, which examined the micronutrient impact of oysters in women shellfishers' diets, has discovered that heavy metal contamination is not a concern in the study area in Ghana with levels of mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and lead all below international regulatory limits.
Oluwasanmi Aina and Selim Alarape, from the Aquaculture Biosecurity team, engaged in training at Mississippi State University to equip them with the tools necessary to establish fish virology knowledge in Nigeria.
The Machine Learning for Better Aquaculture activity has a new journal article in Aquaculture. Read the abstract to learn more about how the team conducted a survey to address the lack of information on feed trading in Bangladesh. They distinguished between two distinct types of feed suppliers: (1) Dealers who are dedicated agents for specific feed mills and (2) Independent retailers who specialize more in selling agricultural processing by-products as feeds.
The Fish Innovation Lab activity on strategies for an inclusive aquaculture value chain in Bangladesh held a policy workshop in Bangladesh which over 170 invited national and international participants and stakeholders attended.
FishFirst! Zambia implemented nutrition training to promote enhanced nutrition for women and children using recipes, which incorporate fish powder. This article also includes a short video on the activity highlighted at the end of the article.
The Structure, Conduct, and Performance of the Hatchery Segment of the Aquaculture Value Chain in Bangladesh
The Machine Learning for Better Aquaculture activity has a new journal article in Frontiers in Aquaculture. Read the abstract to learn more about how the team conducted a methodological analysis of the hatchery segment of the aquaculture value chain in Bangladesh.
Sandra Correa, who leads our Increasing Fisheries Sustainability for Resilience team, was invited by the U.N. Environment Programme for membership in its Multidisciplinary Expert Scientific Advisory Group. Read more of the Mississippi State University news article by clicking the link.
Our Asia Specialist, Madan Dey, is the lead researcher on an activity with the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which identified the top challenges for food safety in Bangladeshi fish consumption. Check out the Agrilinks article!
Md. Liton Morol's early experience as a fish seed producer in Bangladesh was tumultuous, but thanks to the Cryogenic Sperm Banking team, he has received success in rearing cryopreserved sperm-originated seeds on his farm. "During samplings, I found significantly higher growth in cryopreserved sperm-originated seeds than the control and sold these fingerlings to some farms where they observed the same performance within six months of rearing,” Morol said.
The Fish Innovation Lab Cryogenic Sperm Banking team held their final dissemination workshop in July 2023. Over 50 invited national and international participants and stakeholders were present at the workshop and represented a number of institutions, organizations, and universities.