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Sustainable  Aquaculture  and  Fisheries  for  a  Secure  Future

As of April 1, 2013, the Aquaculture & Fisheries Collaborative Research Support Program (AquaFish CRSP) will operate under a new name, "The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Aquaculture & Fisheries" (AquaFish Innovation Lab) as required by USAID. AquaFish Phase I work (conducted under AquaFish CRSP) ran from award inception in 2006 through March 31, 2013. AquaFish Phase II work (being conducted under the AquaFish Innovation Lab) will run from April 1, 2013, through March 29, 2018.  The website is currently being updated to reflect these changes, and Phase II content is being developed.


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Researchers use bacteria to break down sex-changing steroid
Researchers in Mexico have found that three common species of bacteria break down methyltestosterone, a potentially harmful steroid that fish farmers use to turn young tilapias into males. The discovery may eventually result in a safer environment for farm workers and nearby residents and wildlife. Produced By Tiffany Woods

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Researchers aim to bolster stocks of snooks
Researchers at a university in Mexico are trying to breed and raise snooks in captivity, but getting the newborn fish to eat has been a challenge. The university aims to sell young snooks to fishermen-turned-fish farmers as a way to relieve fishing pressure on wild stocks. It also hopes to sell them to the government to release into coastal lagoons and rivers. Produced By Tiffany Woods

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Tilapia research and public outreach improve Hondurans' diets and incomes
U.S.-funded tilapia research and public outreach in Honduras have improved local residents' diets and put money in their pockets. Produced By Tiffany Woods

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Researchers aim to boost production of two native fish species in Mexico
Researchers in Mexico are trying to develop a genetically superior broodstock of Mayan cichilds and bay snooks for use in fish farming. The challenge, however, is to produce fish that grow fast enough to compete economically with popular, quick-growing tilapia Produced By Tiffany Woods

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With U.S. help, Kenya aims to boost economy via fish farming
Aquaculture is helping jump-start Kenya's struggling economy, thanks in part to an international program led by Oregon State University.

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The AquaFish CRSP Kenya Baitfish Project: Making the Connections

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Small-scale changes could make long-term improvements in Asian aquaculture
Iloilo, Philippines - Shrimp monoculture in Southeast Asia has had a checkered reputation in the past, and has been blamed for the reduction of mangroves, diminished water quality, and the spread of shrimp diseases.

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USAID research increases profits for small-scale fish farmers in southeast Asia
Nueva Ecija, Philippines - The Philippines made its debut at the world's largest seafood fair in Brussels, Belgium, this year, showcasing some of the products that have made the Philippines the 8th leading fish-producer in the world.

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The Aquaculture & Fisheries Collaborative Research Support Program ( AquaFish CRSP ) is funded under USAID Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement No. EPP-A-00-06-00012-00 and by the participating US and Host Country partners.
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