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Sea horses are among the marine animals that depend on the sea grasses for habitat.

On this year’s International Day of Biodiversity, we are showcasing some of our scientists who are working to safeguard our ecosystems – both far away and close to home.

A fish farming project in Papua New Guinea

A UNSW scientist’s fish farming expertise is helping increase nutrition and provide a steady income, as well as a host of other benefits for people in PNG and Vietnam.
 

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When UNSW's Jes Sammut helped to start a fish farming research project in the remote PNG highlands, the hope was to improve the nutrition of the locals. As it turns out, the rewards are far greater, and provide a template for the greater undeveloped world.

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A UNSW-led fish farming research project in the remote PNG highlands is providing a valuable source of protein and income for locals and helping to reduce crime and tribal warfare.

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A project to develop low-tech fish farming systems in Papua New Guinea is providing a new source of cheap food and income for thousands of people.