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File Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries & African Development by BRIDGE Team — last modified Apr 15, 2019 04:23 PM
The Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries and African Development fact sheet describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for intervening in wild-caught fisheries management to improve the livelihoods and food security of the hundreds of millions of people who depend on wild fish for nourishment and income. It also presents a table that illustrates that fish is a better source of many essential vitamins and minerals.
File Advancing Gender in the Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 01, 2019 12:57 PM
Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and increased risks of gender-based violence negatively impact the potential of women to thrive and contribute towards strong economies. Gender in Fisheries – A Sea of Opportunities summarizes research on the intersection of gender and wild-caught fisheries, exploring the ways in which fisheries offer important entry points to enhance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment while also contributing to more effective interventions and more sustainable outcomes. This guide will be an important resource, particularly for USAID missions and implementing partners working in sustainable fisheries management. Development practitioners can use the guide to access the latest evidence on gender empowerment and sustainable fisheries management; find tools and resources to conduct gender analyses; design strategic interventions to strengthen program design and implementation through the development of comprehensive gender action plans; and learn more about how to develop results chains to help programs define goals and refine assumptions.
File Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 09, 2019 09:45 AM
Integrating Food Security and Wild Caught Fisheries Management in USAID Programming is an illustrative case example that demonstrates how two adaptive management programming tools—situation models and results chains—can help USAID staff and its partners to better design and implement activities that integrate food security, nutrition, and sustainable management of wild fisheries.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Bangladesh by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 09:38 PM
The world’s largest flooded wetland, the Bengal Delta, and the three main river systems that flow from the Himalayas into the Bay of Bengal contribute to Bangladesh having the third greatest aquatic fish biodiversity in Asia. Bangladesh’s fisheries represent almost 7% of the world’s inland fish production. The fisheries sector makes important contributions to the country’s food security, nutritional status and economic growth through income generation, employment, and foreign exchange.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Liberia by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:48 PM
Fish provide approximately 15% of the country’s animal protein supply. Per capita fish consumption in Liberia is among the lowest in the region. The civil war severely reduced Liberia’s capacity to manage natural resources and damaged fisheries infrastructure. Recent research suggests that Liberian fisheries can significantly contribute to sustainably providing the country’s needs for animal protein if key issues related to local capacity, governance, and infrastructure are addressed.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Senegal by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:55 PM
The marine waters off Senegal are very productive, and the country has a high dependence on wild fish for food security and livelihoods. Fish is a primary source of animal protein in Senegal, and fisheries make substantial contributions to the national economy. However, poor management, weak monitoring, overfishing, and illegal fishing threaten this critical resource and its contribution to food security and nutrition there.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Mozambique by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:53 PM
Mozambique’s government recognizes the importance of wild fisheries to the country’s food security, economic growth, poverty reduction, and gender equality. An estimated 334,000 people rely on small- scale fisheries for their livelihoods and fish provide almost 40% of dietary animal protein. Fisheries in Mozambique continue to face a number of challenges including declining stocks from poor management.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Ghana by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:44 PM
Fish is the primary source of animal protein and livelihood for most Ghanaians, particularly those residing along the coast. Yet, poor management, overexploitation, environmental degradation, and illegal fishing threaten the productivity and sustainability of the country’s fisheries. Improved management practices are urgently needed to preserve the socio-economic importance of Ghanaian fisheries.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Cambodia by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:02 PM
Cambodia’s wild fisheries are among the most diverse and productive in the world and provide employment, income, and food security for millions of people. However, both productivity and diversity are declining due to poor management, with fish harvests exceeding sustainable limits, widespread use of illegal fishing methods, climate change, and the loss and degradation of essential floodplain/fishery habitats.
File The Importance of Wild Fisheries For Local Food Security: Malawi by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Apr 09, 2018 10:51 PM
Fish in Malawi are significant contributors to both global biodiversity and local food security. Fish provide an estimated 28% of the country’s animal protein supply and are critical for nutrition and food security. Malawi has about 4% of the world’s fish species and 14% of all known freshwater fish species; Lake Malawi alone is home to about 800 fish species, 95% of which are endemic. Increasing demands and poor management of fish populations are resulting in rising prices, declining catches, and decreasing food security.
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