WorldFish Center

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The WorldFish Center is a non-profit organization that focuses on alleviating poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. WorldFish is one of 15 international research centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), a strategic alliance of countries, international and regional organizations, and private foundations.

The WorldFish Center is a mission-driven organization with measurable objectives. WorldFish produces new syntheses and insights that integrate ecological, social, economic, and policy perspectives. These analyses are the basis for key policy advice and agenda-setting at the national and regional geopolitical levels. The Center also develops new information, tools, networks, and capacity building mechanisms in developing countries. WorldFish’s core competencies include:

  • Socioeconomic analysis of the fisheries sector
  • Institutional analysis for governance of aquatic resources
  • Global databases for managing aquatic resources
  • Methods for developing improved fish strains
  • Development and evaluation of smallholder focused aquaculture technologies
  • Culture and restocking of coral reef invertebrates
  • Management approaches for small scale fisheries
  • Watershed approach to aquatic resources management

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