Sustainable aquaculture and aquatic resources management

Guidelines on digital publishing: A practical approach for small organizations with limited resource

Published: 11/6/2007 | 2272 views

By Simon Wilkinson and Jean Collins FAO/FishCode Review. No. 20. Rome, FAO. 2007. 68p. Editors note: These guidelines summarise NACA?s experience in building the website you are now viewing. If your organization is interested in setting up a low-cost website/digital publishing operation, then I recommend that you read this document. The importance of research in fisheries and aquaculture is referred to throughout the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, as is the need to disseminate and share the results of research. Stakeholders in developing countries generally are still waiting for reliable, high speed and cost-effective Internet access that is widely available in the industrialized world. Once connected, users must grapple with, and make decisions about, myriad technological solutions that exist. These guidelines on digital publishing are targeted primarily at small organizations with limited resources in developing countries, in order to facilitate decision-making on how to publish and disseminate their information, with emphasis on the internet. The Guidelines are based on the years of experience of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and its partners. The approach is practical in orientation, covering topics including: (a) planning, building and maintaining a sustainable digital publishing system, focusing on a common scenario of setting up a Web site as a digital publishing platform; (b) producing user-friendly digital publications and making them accessible; (c) some recent international developments in digital publishing; and (d) recommended software tools and technical resources for further reading. Keywords: Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; digital publishing; fisheries information; aquaculture information; fisheries research; aquaculture research; information commons; aquatic commons.

Fishstat Plus - Universal software for fishery statistical time series

Published: 28/4/2004 | 4068 views

Released by FAO. The system provides users with access to Fishery Statistics of various sorts. Any data having time series structure can potentially be stored and processed by Fishstat Plus. The system consists of the main module and the datasets. Once you have installed the software you need to download and install the datasets of interest to you (available from the same page as the software above). Key features * Windows-based interface with menus and toolbar. Context-dependent popup menus are available by clicking right mouse button. * Easy to install * Filtering capabilities for selecting only data you want * Aggregation and grouping by many group types. * Simply start typing to find an object (country, species, etc.) * Formula builder allows standard statistical functions as well as user-defined formulas * Fast and simple data transfer to other applications through clipboard * Advanced printing and exporting capabilities, including cross-tables and charts, using Report Wizard. * Portability (any version of Windows) * Context Help system. System Requirements: * Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows latest versions * 10 MB of hard disk for the system. Additional space for the datasets (2 - 12 Mb per dataset) * 8 MB RAM with Windows 3.1, 16 with Windows 95 or NT * Colour VGA monitor, SVGA recommended Datasets available include: * Aquaculture production: quantities 1950-2002 * Aquaculture production: values 1984-2002 * Capture production 1950-2002 * Total production 1950-2002 * Fisheries commodities production and trade 1976-2001 * CECAF (Eastern Central Atlantic) capture production 1970-2001 * GFCM (Mediterranean and Black Sea) capture production 1970-2001 * Southeast Atlantic capture production 1975-2001 Manual Click here to download the manual in PDF format or view it on-line. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print the manual.

Tilapia farming support tool (software)

Published: 24/2/2004 | 4367 views

! CAUTION VERY LARGE FILE (11 MB) This software allows economic modelling of tilapia production. The programme allows you to simulate your own pond with your own: * Type of tilapia * Stocking densities * Type of feed used * With or without African Catfish or African Snakehead * The number days you want to grow the fish. The programme gives you an indication of the profits which can be obtained on: * Investments * Labour costs * Feed cost inputs * The price you will get for different categories of fish at harvest. * Further TFST provides basic economic/financial results, depending on the financial parameters you provided * It provides the optimal rearing system after you have entered your own data More detailed information is provided in the users manual and a powerpoint presentation (see their home page).

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