This program brought an average increase of 29 percent per year in the Arapaima fish population in the region, and an average increase of 25 percent per yearin the income of communities.
He’eia is the second largest of about 40 fishponds left in the Hawaiian Islands, and this non-profit has worked to rebuild and preserve the traditional structure since 2001, looking at ancient foodways that could, if permitted and desired, feed the entire island.
Nigeria has recently focused on drawing teenagers to aquaculture, a challenge that CORAF has accepted through its WAAPP initiative.
Aquaculture in Nigeria has greatly benefited organizations like CORAF, which utilizes its WAAPP initiative to train people in rural fish farming.
Through CORAF and its WAAPP initiative, rural Nigerian women have the opportunity to work through aquaculture.
CORAF has partnered with a number of West African universities in order to further develop integrated fisheries and aquaculture educational programs.
Aquaculture may be a key player in providing food security to a growing population, but if it isn’t done carefully, the environment on which it relies can pay the price.
Bren Smith is a self-proclaimed “huge fan of bundles of solutions.” To a large extent, this means making the connection between land and sea instead of simply viewing the ocean as a new frontier.
Move over pesticides—there is a new interloper jeopardizing the health of food systems across the globe, and you are likely wearing it, sitting on it, or drinking from it right now.
Research from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden shows that seafood processing water is a valuable source of protein and can play a vital role in fulfilling the world’s growing demand for nutrient-dense food.