In this film, as part of our series Africa’s PhD renaissance, scientist Nina Wambiji talks about how the support she has received from AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and Development) has helped her become a leading researcher in her field. She was granted a fellowship at AWARD after obtaining a PhD in Japan for her research on rabbitfish. AWARD is a two year career development programme for some of Africa’s most innovative female agricultural scientists. She outlines why she believes more women in Kenya do not become fisheries researchers, emphasising the need for mentoring to encourage more women to pursue scientific careers. The film follows Wambiji as she works with a fishing community in Msambweni and back in her lab in Mombasa.
Prevent Fish Kill in the Spring
Pond Deicing Can Help Prevent Fish Kill Keeping the pond open will help keep oxygen in the water, attract water fowl and help prevent fish kills in the spring. The most common cause of fish kills is suffocation due to lack of dissolved oxygen. Most dissolved oxygen is produced by algae and aquatic plants through photosynthesis. A lesser but also important source of oxygen in water is diffusion from the atmosphere, which is enhanced by wind-induced surface water turbulence. (Sallenave NMSU.edu) During the...
Reliable Aeration Offers Foundation for Growth & Sustainability at Pacific Reef Fisheries
Overview: Pacific Reef Fisheries (PRF) has been a valued Aeration Industries International (AII) client dating back to 2003. John Moloney, General Manager of PRF and Vice President of the Australian Prawn Farmers Association, has been with PRF since 1994 and is dedicated to the sustainable growth of aquaculture. PRF has been in the prawn business since 1994 and was granted approval in 2016 to expand their farm by 259 hectares. PRF depended on consistent, low maintenance aeration to ensure the healthy growth of...
What does climate change mean for America’s $73 billion angling industry?
Inland fish play critical roles in North American ecosystems and economics: In the U.S. alone in 2011, freshwater anglers spent more than $30 billion on their hobby, generating $73 billion in economic output. And fish help keep nature in balance as they feed on aquatic plants and animals and in turn provide sustenance to iconic species such as eagles, bears and osprey. It’s no surprise, then, that as climate changes, 30 experts gathered last year in Bozeman, Montana, to explore implications for the well-bein...
Columbia River Gets a Vertical Fish Screen - case study
The Columbia River is huge and runs past deserts, towns, major cities and numerous recreation areas. It is a major fishery, as well. So this screen had to protect and exclude fish, handle natural and urban debris, and operate in a constricted space. We designed and installed large vertical fish screens with hoods. Now the irrigation canal is clean and clear of river debris. The fish are protected and workers have a lot easier job keeping it that way.This project included: Traveling Screen(s) Elevator Pump Tra...
Remote Fishing Facilities Change Their Water Way
The Situation:With a natural grandeur and isolation coupled with teeming seas and streams, British Columbia has long been considered Canada`s premier destination (or fishing. The isolated Pacific Coastal Mountain Range protects this secluded valley bottom and provides a location for a booming fishing lodge industry.Besides the fishing lodges that have cropped up in recent years, there are three types of remote fishing lodges: Land/coastal-based off shore, floating hotel barges, and individual floating cabins....