Sustainable aquaculture and aquatic resources management

Report of the fifteenth meeting of the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health, 21-23 November 2016

Published: 28/2/2017 | 230 views

The Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health meets annually to discuss regional health issues including emerging disease threats. This report includes a review of regional disease status circa 2016, global and regional disease reporting arrangements, global issues and standards, progress in implementation of the the Regional Technical Guidelines on Health management for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals, identification and designation of regional aquatic animal health resources and regional and international cooperation.

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report Q3 2016

Published: 7/2/2017 | 363 views

The 72nd edition of the Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report contains information from 12 governments. The foreword provides information about the 15th Meeting of the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health.

Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Vol. XX No. 4, October-December 2015

Published: 27/1/2017 | 577 views

In this issue:

Aquaculture feed supply chain attracting scrutiny. Pond beauty contest, Ram Kumar and social development. Culture modes of giant freshwater prawn in Yangtze River Delta for early harvest. Fish marketing in Kashmir, India - a case study of Srinagar. Community-based integrated fish-duck farming: A boon for rural development in agro-climatic conditions of Assam, India. Gastropod and bivalve fishery of Kakinada Bay, Andhra Pradesh, India: Management and conservation issues.

Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Vol. XX No. 3, July-September 2015

Published: 26/1/2017 | 518 views

In this issue:

Changes to the magazine and website. Status of alien fish species farming and it's implications for Andhra Pradesh, India. Bridging the research-extension-farmer-input and market linkage gap in coastal aquaculture through application of ICT. Bio-remediation of domestic sewerage recycled in aquaculture: A Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture model. Role of family farming in marine and coastal ecosystem management in India. Conservation of fish genetic resources: An introduction to the state fishes of India.

Developing an Environmental Monitoring System to Strengthen Fisheries and Aquaculture Resilience and Improve Early Warning in the Lower Mekong Basin

Author(s): Cherdsak Virapat, Simon Wilkinson, Doris Soto | Published: 18/1/2017 | 456 views

These are the proceedings of a consultation on the existence and effectiveness of environmental monitoring systems for fisheries and aquaculture in the Lower Mekong basin. The document provides a baseline assessment of environmental monitoring systems in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam and the report of a workshop to discuss the assessments findings and future steps towards an improved environmental monitoring and early warning system that will contribute to climate change adaptation in fisheries and aquaculture in the area.

Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Vol. XX No. 2, April-June 2015

Published: 21/12/2016 | 602 views

Sustainable aquaculture

  • Peter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: Successful demonstration of new model for rural development in Myanmar
  • Optimisation of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) production in ponds based on improved farm management practices in Rwanda
    Ndorimana Jean Claude, Nguyen Van Tien, Pham Quoc Hung

Research and farming techniques

  • EUS infection in fresh water fishes of Andhra Pradesh, India
    B. Laxmappa
  • Development of pond reared broodstock / spawners of green mud crab Scylla serrata
    Shyne Anand, P.S., C. P. Balasubramanian, A. Panigrahi, C. Gopal, Sugeet Kuma and T.K. Ghoshal

NACA Newsletter

  • 12th Technical Advisory Committee held in Cha-am, Thailand
  • Audio recordings: WAS special session on regional cooperation for improved biosecurity
  • Pillay Aquaculture Foundation Awards for Scientists in Least Developed Countries
  • Gender Seminar Conducted and ASEAN Gender Network Launched
  • A two-tube, nested PCR detection method for AHPND bacteria
  • 9th Regional Grouper Hatchery Production Training Course
  • Developing an environmental monitoring system to strengthen fisheries and aquaculture in the Lower Mekong Basin
  • Regional Workshop on the Status of Aquatic Genetic Resources

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report Q2 2016

Published: 7/11/2016 | 789 views

The 71st edition of the Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report contains information from 15 governments. The foreword provides information about the 10th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture.

NACA Newsletter, July-December 2016

Published: 7/11/2016 | 669 views
  • FishAdapt: A conference on climate change adaptation for fisheries and aquaculture.
  • 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum convened in Bangkok.
  • A new and improved PCR detection method for Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) based on a gene encoding a spore wall protein.
  • Radio interview on NACA's mission and role in regional food security.
  • Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, Q1 2016.
  • Guidebook on farmer-to-farmer extension approach for small-scale freshwater aquaculture.
  • New NACA website in the works.

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report Q1 2016

Published: 15/9/2016 | 1069 views

The regional Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease (QAAD) reporting system has been implemented since the second quarter of 1998 and continues to provide a useful mechanism for aquatic animal disease information sharing amongst 21 participating governments in the Asia-Pacific region. The QAAD reporting system is a joint activity between NACA, FAO and OIE Regional Representation (Tokyo). The 2016/1 QAAD report, 70th in the series, includes health reports from 16 governments.

This issue's foreword discusses changes to the QAAD Asia-Pacific Report and the list of reportable diseases.

Guidebook on farmer-to-farmer extension approach for small-scale freshwater aquaculture

Published: 15/9/2016 | 1079 views

This guidebook was prepared as an offshoot of the International Symposium on Small-scale Freshwater Aquaculture Extension, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand in December 2013. This document will serve as a guide on how to implement farmer-to-farmer approaches on small-scale freshwater aquaculture extension, which was solely based on successful on-farm experiences mostly in freshwater aquaculture in Cambodia. Every subject in this guidebook can be modified depending on the existing local situation and condition where the extension programmes will be implemented. It is also hoped that this guidebook can be adapted to other small-scale aquaculture operations in the region (e.g. brackishwater and coastal aquaculture), especially in poor rural areas.

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