Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Aquaculture & Fisheries

Lobster farmer, Philippines. Jun Ayensa, Winrock International.

This collection, created as part of an Agrilinks' theme month in June 2017, showcases efforts to improve aquaculture and fishing practices globally, stem the tide of overfishing, address threats to biodiversity and incomes and promote fish consumption for nutrition and food security. Learn about how women and youth are benefitting from the growing aquaculture sector, research to reengineer more sustainable and efficient fish feed and more.

Fisheries and aquaculture are vital sources of food, nutrition, income and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people around the world but have yet to achieve their full potential.
In various parts of the world, many species of fish are discarded because they are not popular and much fish is wasted through poor processing or infrastructure. A project in Mexico is working to change that.
This is the final post of a three-part series showcasing successes from the Feed the Future-funded AquaFish Innovation Lab in developing more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly fish feed.
Learn how a game simulating fishery co-management in Tanzania helped researchers explore the cooperative and competitive strategies involved in the practice.
This is the second of a three-part series showcasing successes from the Feed the Future-funded AquaFish Innovation Lab in developing more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly fish feed.
Overcoming Ebola means more than just eradicating the disease. It also means returning the affected countries back to normal and then restarting efforts to make them stronger than before.
Under the improving freshwater fish consumption component of the program, Mercy Corps facilitated promotional activities aimed at increasing consumption of freshwater fish.
This is the first of a three-part series showcasing successes from the Feed the Future-funded AquaFish Innovation Lab in developing more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly fish feed.
Enabling women to fully engage in and benefit from aquaculture and fisheries can boost production, reduce poverty and enhance nutrition security for millions of fish-dependent households.
In many developing nations in Africa and Southeast Asia, seafood now accounts for over 50 percent of animal protein. It is leaner than other animal proteins and provides essential micronutrients, especially important to expecting mothers and infants.
Gill nets are a low-cost technology making fish harvesting more accessible to women and increasing household consumption of fish.
Northeast Argentina has the highest poverty rates and the largest proportion of small-scale family farms in the country. In 2003, provincial governments started to promote the introduction of aquaculture into family farms for income diversification.
Fish is one of the most popular animal-source proteins consumed in Sierra Leone, and fish farmers like those in Tonkolili are becoming important producers as marine fish availability declines.
While Agrilinks often focuses on issues of terra firma, such as land tenure, soil degradation or agricultural productivity, the development community faces a similar set of challenges at sea. Fisheries today are in troubled waters; nearly a third of commercial fish stocks are now fished at...
In response to the declining availability of wild fish stocks and growing consumer demand, aquaculture (fish farming) has become the world's fastest growing food production sector...
According to both the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the U.S. Congress, “agriculture” includes wild foods such as wild caught fish as well as farmed foods. Frequently, however, international dialogues and national action plans on food security overlook the important role...
Fish are a key source of food and income to millions of Cambodians, yet fish populations are under threat from habitat degradation, rising demand, illegal fishing and more. Read about how fish are making a comeback through Community Fish Refuges!
Mozambique is one of a dozen nations facing the most risk of wild fish populations, which in turn will impact human health due to loss of important mico-nutrients in diets.
Today is World Oceans Day, 2016. People around the world are celebrating a day of commitments and collaboration around this year’s theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”.
Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated nations. It is located in South Asia, bordered by India and Myanmar (Burma). Independent since 1971, the country’s agricultural sector provides 18.6% of the country’s GDP and employment to 45% of the total labor force. In recent years, the...
Fisheries and aquaculture are vital sources of food, nutrition, income and livelihoods for hundreds of millions of people around the world but have yet to achieve their full potential.
In various parts of the world, many species of fish are discarded because they are not popular and much fish is wasted through poor processing or infrastructure. A project in Mexico is working to change that.
This is the final post of a three-part series showcasing successes from the Feed the Future-funded AquaFish Innovation Lab in developing more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly fish feed.
Learn how a game simulating fishery co-management in Tanzania helped researchers explore the cooperative and competitive strategies involved in the practice.
This is the second of a three-part series showcasing successes from the Feed the Future-funded AquaFish Innovation Lab in developing more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly fish feed.
Overcoming Ebola means more than just eradicating the disease. It also means returning the affected countries back to normal and then restarting efforts to make them stronger than before.
Under the improving freshwater fish consumption component of the program, Mercy Corps facilitated promotional activities aimed at increasing consumption of freshwater fish.
This is the first of a three-part series showcasing successes from the Feed the Future-funded AquaFish Innovation Lab in developing more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly fish feed.
Enabling women to fully engage in and benefit from aquaculture and fisheries can boost production, reduce poverty and enhance nutrition security for millions of fish-dependent households.
In many developing nations in Africa and Southeast Asia, seafood now accounts for over 50 percent of animal protein. It is leaner than other animal proteins and provides essential micronutrients, especially important to expecting mothers and infants.
Gill nets are a low-cost technology making fish harvesting more accessible to women and increasing household consumption of fish.
Northeast Argentina has the highest poverty rates and the largest proportion of small-scale family farms in the country. In 2003, provincial governments started to promote the introduction of aquaculture into family farms for income diversification.
Fish is one of the most popular animal-source proteins consumed in Sierra Leone, and fish farmers like those in Tonkolili are becoming important producers as marine fish availability declines.
While Agrilinks often focuses on issues of terra firma, such as land tenure, soil degradation or agricultural productivity, the development community faces a similar set of challenges at sea. Fisheries today are in troubled waters; nearly a third of commercial fish stocks are now fished at...
In response to the declining availability of wild fish stocks and growing consumer demand, aquaculture (fish farming) has become the world's fastest growing food production sector...
According to both the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the U.S. Congress, “agriculture” includes wild foods such as wild caught fish as well as farmed foods. Frequently, however, international dialogues and national action plans on food security overlook the important role...
Fish are a key source of food and income to millions of Cambodians, yet fish populations are under threat from habitat degradation, rising demand, illegal fishing and more. Read about how fish are making a comeback through Community Fish Refuges!
Mozambique is one of a dozen nations facing the most risk of wild fish populations, which in turn will impact human health due to loss of important mico-nutrients in diets.
Today is World Oceans Day, 2016. People around the world are celebrating a day of commitments and collaboration around this year’s theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”.
Bangladesh is one of the world’s most densely populated nations. It is located in South Asia, bordered by India and Myanmar (Burma). Independent since 1971, the country’s agricultural sector provides 18.6% of the country’s GDP and employment to 45% of the total labor force. In recent years, the...
This April Ag Sector Council Seminar will review the evidence on the importance of wild fisheries, show how management approaches can restore and enhance natural productivity and sustainability of coastal fisheries, and describe increasing investments by the private sector in this area.
Dr. Sylvia Earle will address the state of oceans in the 21st century and provide insights on how we can balance the need for food security with natural resource conservation.
At this seminar, presenters from USAID, World Bank, and FAO discussed the important role of aquaculture in addressing food security and poverty reduction in developing countries, and provided projections of how much aquaculture must grow in order to meet future demand.
As fisheries globally are on the verge of collapse due to overfishing, effects of global climate change, ocean acidification, and marine pollution, the donor community is faced with a perfect storm of challenges for food security worldwide.
The REAP Project improved the socio-economic and nutritional status of poor and marginal farmers by providing seed and technical assistance to increase horticulture and freshwater pond production while linking farmers to coordinated production and marketing opportunities.