Sustainable aquaculture and aquatic resources management

Forteenth Meeting of the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health

Published: 28/3/2016 | 1533 views

This report was prepared by the 14th Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health (AG) that met at KU Home, Kasetsart University Campus on 23rd to 25th November, 2015. The report provides:

  • A progress report on NACA’s Regional Aquatic Animal Health Programme.
  • A discussion of OIE standards and global issues in aquatic animal health.
  • A review of regional aquatic animal disease status, including of shrimp, finfish, amphibian and molluscan diseases.
  • Reports on the aquatic animal health programmes of partner agencies.
  • Revisions to the regional aquatic animal disease reporting system, including the listing of HPM-EHP.

Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Vol. XX No. 1, January-March 2015

Published: 24/12/2015 | 2509 views

Sustainable aquaculture

Peter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: Further training provided to aquaculturists in Fiji.

Spatial planning for sustainable coastal shrimp production.
Olivier M. Joffre, Pham Dang Tri, Tran Thi Phung Ha, Roel H. Bosma

Research and farming techniques

Availability of grouper (Serranidae) fingerlings and seed in the coral reef of Son Tra Peninsula, central Viet Nam.
Nguyen Thi Tuong Vi, Vo Van Quang, Le Thi Thu Thao, Tran Thi Hong Hoa, Tran Cong Thinh

People in aquaculture
Small-scale carp seed production through portable FRP hatchery at Khanguri, Odisha: A case of technology transfer in remote and inaccessible village.
B. C. Mohapatra, N. K. Barik, S. K. Mahanta, H. Sahu, B. Mishra and D. Majhi

NACA Newsletter

  • Regional consultation on culture-based fisheries developments in Asia.
  • Gender Assessment Synthesis Workshop.
  • NACA participation in the 5th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries, Lucknow, India.
  • Broodstock management in aquaculture: Long term effort required for regional capacity building.
  • Urgent appeal to control spread of the shrimp microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP).

NACA Newsletter October-December 2015

Published: 1/10/2015 | 1390 views
  • Register for the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum and GAF6.
  • 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries.
  • Global Conference on Climate Change Adaptation for Fisheries and Aquaculture.
  • A Review of women's access to fish in small-scale fisheries.
  • Aquaculture operations in floating HDPE cages: a field handbook.
  • Aquaculture seed and feed production and management in Bangladesh: Status, issues and constraints.

13th Meeting of the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health

Published: 12/6/2015 | 2221 views

This report was prepared by the 13th Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health (AG) that met at Ki Royal Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on 22nd to 23rd November, 2014. The Advisory Group was established by the Governing Council of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) to provide advice to NACA members in the Asia-Pacific region on aquatic animal health management.

NACA Newsletter, April-June 2015

Published: 3/4/2015 | 1766 views
  • 12th Technical Advisory Committee held in Cha-am, Thailand.
  • Audio recordings: WAS special session on regional cooperation for improved biosecurity.
  • AFSPAN Final Technical Report now available!
  • 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.
  • Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on the Status of Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Vol. XIX No. 1, January-March 2014

Published: 25/7/2014 | 3420 views

Sustainable aquaculture
Peter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: Towards meeting future demand for fish: Aquaculture in inland or marine land or water-based systems?

Status of carp farming in India
R. Laxmappa

Research and farming techniques
Recent trends in mariculture in S.E. Sulawesi, Indonesia: General considerations
Wa Iba Sahrir, La Ode M. Aslan, La Ode Ridwan Bolu, Geoff J. Gooley, Brett A. Ingram, Sena S. De Silva

Murrel culture in backyard cement tanks: A breakthrough and a success story
M. A. Haniffa and S. Jafar Sathik

Mobile telephony – ICT enabled fisheries extension service for sustainable shrimp farming
D. Deboral Vimala, K. Ramkumar, M. Kumaran, T. Ravisankar, P. Mahalakshmi, P. Ravichandran and A.G. Ponniah

NACA Newsletter

  • International Symposium on Small-scale Freshwater Aquaculture Extension, 2-5 December, Bangkok
  • 12th Meeting of the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health
  • National Workshop on EMS/AHPND of Cultured Shrimp held in India
  • Report on early mortality syndrome / acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome of shrimp
  • Sustaining Ethical Aquaculture Trade Newsletter
  • India and the AFSPAN Project
  • Report on AFSPAN Chilean survey
  • Feeding and feed management of Indian major carps in Andhra Pradesh

Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Vol. XVIII No. 3, July-September 2013

Published: 14/12/2013 | 3738 views

Sustainable aquaculture

Peter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: A second trip to Hubei Province, Central China

Research and farming techniques

Sea cage growout culture of cobia Rachycentron canadum in shallow sea of Gulf of Mannar region, Tamil Nadu
Nathan Felix, U. Balamurugan and A. Arasamuthu

Culture of small indigenous freshwater fish species in polyculture with Indian major carps and high value crops along pond dykes
Mitra, S., Chakrabarti, P.P., Ghosh, A., Jha A.K., Mandal R.N, Mandal and S. C, Jayasankar, P.

Study on sperm chilled storage of common carp Cyprinus carpio in Viet Nam
Thuy Nguyen Thi Thanh and Minh Hoang Le

NACA Newsletter

  • Culture-based fisheries exchanges between Lao PDR and Cambodia
  • Culprit behind massive shrimp die-offs in Asia unmasked
  • Presentations from the final technical consultation on EMS/AHPNS available for download
  • Aquaculture certification workshop held in Viet Nam
  • Aquaculture in a genetic plunge towards extinction?
  • NACA implements World Bank training program on Good Aquaculture Practices
  • Study tour on aquaculture and wetland management for delegation from Assam, India
  • Koh Yao Noi Tree Bank and mangrove replanting continues
  • Consistent fish names key to consumer confidence
  • We are hiring!
  • Request for contributions: Global Advances in Ecology and Management of Golden Apple Snails (2nd edition)

Construction and installation of hexagonal wooden cages for fish farming

Author(s): Fabrizio Piccolotti | Published: 21/10/2013 | 2724 views

This document was prepared following the implementation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations of a project in support of marine aquaculture development in the Republic of Djibouti.

During a series of field missions undertaken by the lead author, all the necessary materials for constructing a number of hexagonal wooden cages were assembled and cages were constructed and placed in the sea. The advantages of using locally available materials and the reasonable costs and ease of construction suggest the value of replicating this experience in other environments for the development of artisanal aquaculture. The basic knowledge and instructions provided in this manual are intended for present and future workers in aquaculture development dealing with the construction of small-scale artisanal floating cage for fish farming.

Hatchery management of tiger grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus): A best-practice manual

Author(s): Sugama, K., Rimmer, M.A., Ismi, S., Koesharyani, I., Suwirya, K., Giri, N.A., Alava, V. | Published: 24/4/2013 | 3484 views
This hatchery manual provides guidelines for the production of tiger grouper fingerlings. It outlines best-practice methods for broodstock maintenance, spawning, egg incubation and rearing of larvae through to 2–3 cm, fully metamorphosed juveniles. The manual provides a valuable aid for improving the availability of grouper seed stock to support sustainable small-scale aquaculture in the Asia–Pacific region.

Nursery management of grouper: A best-practice manual

Author(s): Ismi, S., Sutarmat, T., Giri, N.A., Rimmer, M.A., Knuckey, R.M.J., Berding, A.C., Sugama, K. | Published: 24/4/2013 | 3172 views
This manual provides practical guidelines for those engaged in the nursery culture of groupers in Indonesia as well as elsewhere in the tropics. The nursery phase is an intermediate step between hatchery production of seed (ACIAR Monograph No. 149) and stocking of grow-out farms. It involves growing delicate juvenile fish of 2–3 cm long through to physically robust animals of 5–10 cm long. The manual provides information on husbandry of groupers in the nursery phase, to reduce losses due to disease and cannibalism, and thus to increase the profitability of grouper nursing.

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