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A model ecosystem story: Anglers can predict fish stock

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Have I got a fish story for you. Any angler beginning a yarn like that usually ends up spinning a tall tale, an exaggeration or bald-faced lie. Michigan State University researchers, however, have demonstrated that anglers can produce accurate and complex environmental models similar to those of trained scientists. Read More »

Fish consumption up, price down in BD for ‘blue revolution’

Dhaka, Oct 27 – Bangladesh’s recent aquaculture growth has defied predictions so much that it deserves to be called a “Blue Revolution.” Even though aquaculture has enabled over 2 million Bangladeshis to escape poverty from 2000-2010, the country’s fisheries policy has yet to adapt to these changes. Creating greater access to fish as a source of nutrition among poor households ... Read More »

Taking cue from YouTube, BD youth farms fish in yard pools

Comilla, June 26 – Iqbal Hossain, a youth of Shubhanagar village in Sadar Upazila, has started farming fish in backyard pools. He taught himself the technique by watching a tutorial on youtube, the video blogging site. “I started farming fish in yard pool as a hobby but now I’ve been providing fish to nearby families after meeting my own family ... Read More »

Fish skin, new source for leather industries

Steinunn Gunnsteinsdóttir admits that it took her family more than a few attempts to be able to make leather from fish skins. “The first 200 times we just made smelly fish soups,” she says. Ms Gunnsteinsdóttir is the sales manager of Icelandic company Atlantic Leather, which owns the only fish tannery in Europe, BBC reports. Overlooking a fjord on Iceland’s ... Read More »

What fish can do for the WTO

Fish will soon be off the menu, unless global leaders strike a deal ending multi-billion dollar harmful fisheries subsidies blamed for threatening world fish stocks and widening the inequitable use of marine resources. Read More »