With this special website, we honor the memory of our dear friend and esteemed colleague, Dr. Yang Yi an accomplished scholar, an excellent researcher, and an innovator in the field of aquaculture.
Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries for a Secure Future
Diving Deep in Ghana
For over 24 years Mr. Paul Osei Kwame has operated a successful 25-acre farm—Oseibros Farms Company Limited—in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Originally running an integrated operation with poultry, crops, and maize grit extraction, Mr. Osei added aquaculture in 2008. Three years later, he now has 20 ponds where he raises Nile tilapia fingerlings for sale to other local fish farmers.
Diving Deep in Mali
The landlocked West African country of Mali has one of the world's largest freshwater fisheries. Over 100,000 tons are caught annually from lakes and rivers largely situated in the southern regions of the country. Malians fish on a daily basis, consuming an estimated 10.5 kg per person each year. Even with over 700,000 fishers bringing in daily catches...
The mission of the AquaFish CRSP is to enrich livelihoods and promote health by cultivating international multidisciplinary partnerships that advance science, research, education, and outreach in aquatic resources. Bringing together resources from US and Host Country institutions, the AquaFish CRSP strives to strengthen the capacities of its participating institutions, to increase the efficiency of aquaculture and improve fisheries management in environmentally and socially acceptable ways, and to disseminate research results to a broad audience.
The AquaFish CRSP creates and nurtures strong global partnerships that develop sustainable solutions in aquaculture and fisheries for improving health, building wealth, conserving natural environments for future generations, and strengthening poorer societies' abilities to self-govern in a way that respects the sanctity of all. These goals are accomplished through an integrated, multidisciplinary, cross-cutting research and outreach program that increases aquaculture productivity, enhances environmental stewardship, addresses gender integration, prevents further degradation of aquatic ecosystems, and increases domestic and export market opportunities, thereby increasing food security, economic well-being, and standards of living for citizens in participating Host Countries.
In Memoriam— Dr.Le Xuan Sinh
It is with regret and great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Le Xuan Sinh who passed away on 5 May 2013. A long time partner with the CRSPs and with plans to continue into the next phase of the program, Dr. Sinh will be deeply missed by the whole AquaFish community.
Diving Deep in Tanzania
The government of Tanzania looks to aquaculture as a viable enterprise for poor smallholder farmers, who can provide their families with much needed protein and also earn income from the fish they sell locally. Since 2003, AquaFish CRSP has collaborated with the Tanzanian Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Division...
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