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The following are outreach materials produced by US and Host Country partners on AquaFish Innovation Lab research and technologies throughout the world. These materials represent a portion of the outputs from the individual research investigations funded by the AquaFish Innovation Lab. Some materials are in local Host Country languages and may not have English translations.
Materials are printed as received. The contents of these documents are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or endorsement of the AquaFish Innovation Lab, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the United States Government.
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A key objective of the AquaFish Innovation Lab is to build and strengthen the capacities of institutions and individuals through training, outreach, and curriculum development. Videos were produced at Oregon State University to: document AquaFish IL panel sessions at AQUA2018 (an international aquaculture conference being held in Montpellier, France); highlight successes of AquaFish IL supported degree students who have graduated and are now active in academia, government, private sector, etc.; and showcase institutional capacity building at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
The AquaFish Innovation Lab Director, Dr. Hillary Egna, chairs a series of panel sessions at AQUA2018 entitled "A Conversation with the AquaFish Innovation Lab on the Future of Sustainable Aquaculture." These videos feature discussions with AquaFish Innovation Lab researchers on the following topics:
What is Needed Now in 2018 to Make Aquaculture a Vital Enterprise for Smallholders in Africa?
Chair: Hillary Egna
Co-Chair: Tran Thi Thanh Hien (Vietnam)
Moderator: Nikita Gopal (India)
Panelists: Gertrude Atukunda (Uganda), Daniel Adjei-Boateng (Ghana), Renalda Munubi (Tanzania), Enos Mac'Were (Kenya), and Abudala Napuru (Uganda)
Rapporteur: James Bukenya (USA)
Emerging Technologies from AquaFish Innovation Lab Research
Chair: Hillary Egna
Co-Chair: Judith Amadiva (Kenya)
Moderator: Kay Lwintun (Myanmar)
Panelists: Pham Minh Duc (Vietnam), Nen Phanna (Cambodia), Shahroz Mahean Haque (Bangladesh), Sunil Rai (Nepal), and John Walakira (Uganda)
Rapporteur: Russell Borski (USA)
Shared Lessons from High-Producing Asian and LAC Countries for High Producing Africa Countries
Chair: Hillary Egna
Co-Chair: Nelson Agbo (Ghana)
Moderator: Maymyat Noe Lwin (Myanmar)
Panelists: Phu Hoa (Vietnam), Yuan Derun (Thailand), Md. Abdul Wahab (Bangladesh), Oludare Adeogun (Nigeria), and Victoria Tarus (Kenya)
Rapporteur: Wilfrido Contreras (Mexico)
A collection of poetry published at Oregon State University in furtherance of PD/A CRSP, ACRSP, AquaFish CRSP, and AquaFish Innovation Lab.
Podcasts associated with the investigation on "Internet-Based Extension Podcasts For Tilapia Farmers In the Philippines" produced by North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the AquaFish Innovation Lab from 2008 - 2011.
AquaFish Innovation Lab Director, Dr. Hillary Egna, is delighted to share this unique collection of photos from Dr. Carl Bond’s course in aquaculture, taught at Oregon State University from 1974-1990. The OSU Course Catalog describes the Aquaculture course as, “Culture of aquatic organisms from a world-wide standpoint. Theories and methods of production of fish and invertebrates.” Dr. Carl Bond joined the OSU faculty in 1950 and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1985.
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.
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.
U.S.-funded tilapia research and public outreach in Honduras have improved local residents' diets and put money in their pockets.
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.
Aquaculture is helping jump-start Kenya's struggling economy, thanks in part to an international program led by Oregon State University.
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.
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.