Published: 12/10/2005 | 2613 views
Two consecutive regional meetings held recently in the historic Caspian coastal town of Ramsar in Iran have provided yet another significant body of information to guide the development of aquaculture in the Asian region.
Published: 12/10/2005 | 2459 views
One thread that runs through the three Five Work Programs on Aquaculture Development in Asia-Pacific (1991-1995; 1996-2000; 2001-2005), is the broadening of program focus from one that is on the the biological-technical aspects, to one that now includes the economic, environmental, and social. The three Programs coincided with the period in aquaculture development when it was a rapidly growing and increasingly science- and technology-based activity. The rapid growth from the mid-80s carried into the mid-90s, during which early quiet apprehensions turned into strident voices of concerns on the effects of its rapid growth on the environment, resources, other sectors and on people, and therefore on its own sustainability.