GHOTI

By Joao G. Ferreira

The ‘word’ GHOTI was apparently coined in 1855. When I was a child, my father told me about it—he thought it was invented by George Bernard Shaw.

This pseudo-word is designed to illustrate the foolishness of English spellings: Tough gives you the F, Women provides the I, and Station the SH. Put it all together, you get a FISH.

Every two years, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, or FAO, releases a report called SOFIA. That stands for State of Fisheries and Aquaculture. The latest one came out in August 2018.

SOFIA tells us that farmed fish production now clearly surpasses wild catch—that’s a good thing—the best way to conserve wild fish is not to fish them.

We’re moving into a whole new era of precision farming, and GAIN is at the forefront of it.

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Good fish for the future

By Joao G. Ferreira

In 2018, a group of people from Europe, Canada, the US, and China came together with one purpose: to find ways to provide more and better fish for the coming generations.

My name is Joao G. Ferreira, and it is my pleasure to introduce you to the team that is developing GAIN. The chefs, scientists, and managers involved in GAIN will regularly be writing short pieces here, where we will share many exciting developments with you—welcome to the blue ocean millennium.

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