Healthy oceans through
investments in
sustainable aquaculture
We will have healthy oceans when we have ….
Aquaculture delivers ocean health because it …
Increasing global demand for fish
By 2020, we will need an extra 18 million tons of fish
Fisheries
Aquaculture
Aquaculture must increase our fish supply.
1billion
Fish is key for food and nutrition security
Egypt: an aquaculture success story
• The cheapest animal
source food for Egyptians
• Supplies one fish per
person per wee...
FoodPriceIndex
Riots and Food Prices
More fish promotes global security
• Food prices spikes correlate strongly with civil...
Aquaculture offers more than food
• A driver of rural development
• A source of employment and livelihood
Emissions
-200
Kgpertonneprotein
1200
800
400
0
Nitrogen
Phosphorous
Conversion Efficiency
0
kggrainperkgprotein
60
50
40
...
We need to manage those impacts by:
• Market, regulatory and technology interventions that promote
profitable and sustaina...
Worldfish: an international, nonprofit research
organization dedicated to harnessing the potential of
fisheries and aquacu...
• Improving nutrition and health
• Improving value chains
• Gender and equity
• Adapting to climate change
• Sustainable a...
80% SMEs
• SMEs strengthen communities and promote better livelihoods
• SMEs often lack working capital, access to markets and
busi...
Outcomes
• Bring research to
scale through
commercial
investment
• Nurture early-stage
aquaculture SMEs
and prepare them f...
$20M 200,000
Investment
by 2020
Women and men
with improved
livelihoods by
2020
The WorldFish Incubator: Goals
100,000
Hec...
Thank You
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Presentation by WorldFish Director General Stephen Hall at the Global Oceans Action Summit, held in the Hague, the Netherlands, April 2014.

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Healthy oceans through investments in sustainable aquaculture

  1. 1. Healthy oceans through investments in sustainable aquaculture
  2. 2. We will have healthy oceans when we have ….
  3. 3. Aquaculture delivers ocean health because it …
  4. 4. Increasing global demand for fish By 2020, we will need an extra 18 million tons of fish
  5. 5. Fisheries Aquaculture Aquaculture must increase our fish supply.
  6. 6. 1billion
  7. 7. Fish is key for food and nutrition security
  8. 8. Egypt: an aquaculture success story • The cheapest animal source food for Egyptians • Supplies one fish per person per week • Employs 200,000 people
  9. 9. FoodPriceIndex Riots and Food Prices More fish promotes global security • Food prices spikes correlate strongly with civil unrest • It’s not only rises in cereal prices that lead to trouble
  10. 10. Aquaculture offers more than food • A driver of rural development • A source of employment and livelihood
  11. 11. Emissions -200 Kgpertonneprotein 1200 800 400 0 Nitrogen Phosphorous Conversion Efficiency 0 kggrainperkgprotein 60 50 40 30 20 10 70 Aquaculture has a comparative advantage
  12. 12. We need to manage those impacts by: • Market, regulatory and technology interventions that promote profitable and sustainable practice. • Innovations in feeds, genetics, training and markets. • Farming species that feed lower down the food chain. Aquaculture growth will impact ecosystems
  13. 13. Worldfish: an international, nonprofit research organization dedicated to harnessing the potential of fisheries and aquaculture to reduce hunger and poverty
  14. 14. • Improving nutrition and health • Improving value chains • Gender and equity • Adapting to climate change • Sustainable aquaculture production and productivity • Policies and practices for resilience WorldFish research agenda
  15. 15. 80% SMEs
  16. 16. • SMEs strengthen communities and promote better livelihoods • SMEs often lack working capital, access to markets and business knowledge that would help them succeed • Investing to improving SME practices and technologies will have significant environmental pay-offs • Investment in SMEs needs to be accompanied by links to markets, technology development, training and infrastructure development Why is an incubator needed?
  17. 17. Outcomes • Bring research to scale through commercial investment • Nurture early-stage aquaculture SMEs and prepare them for commercial investment Impacts • Successful businesses producing affordable, nutritious food for the poor • Better livelihoods for those who rely on fisheries & aquaculture A WorldFish incubator
  18. 18. $20M 200,000 Investment by 2020 Women and men with improved livelihoods by 2020 The WorldFish Incubator: Goals 100,000 Hectares under sustainable practices by 2020
  19. 19. Thank You

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