Sustainable aquaculture and aquatic resources management

Traditional community fishing practices of rural Kamrup of Assam

Author(s): Deepjyoti Baruah | Published: 7/4/2017 | 59 views

Community fishing is a unique feature in the state of Assam, India. The present case study narrates a community fishing event in the floodplain wetlands (beels) of Kamrup District in Assam, India, witnessing participation of different tribal communities in fishing and the modus operandi of diverse types of fishing gears with catch details. The design details of the gear were documented. The communal fishing practices of local communities are described along with the respective roles of men and women.

Participatory market chain approach: An unidentified sustainable supply chain model to boost fish nurseries

Author(s): Shailesh Gurung | Published: 7/4/2017 | 131 views

In Nepal, low quality and seasonal access to fish seed is an important restriction on the development of the aquaculture sector. Commercialisation of fish farming cannot progress rapidly in the absence of critical inputs and a regular supply of quality fish seed is an integral requirement for the transition of fish farming from a subsistence activity to a commercial enterprise. Participatory market chain approaches are a key tool for the social and economic improvement of farmers and market participants.

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

Published: 27/1/2017 | 840 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. 1, January-March 2015

Published: 24/12/2015 | 2496 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 | 1377 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.

NACA Newsletter, April-June 2015

Published: 3/4/2015 | 1756 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.

NACA Newsletter, January-March 2015

Published: 16/3/2015 | 2232 views
  • 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)

Report of the 4th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries, 1-3 May, Korea

Published: 12/8/2013 | 2598 views

Fishery changes, caused by modernisation and mechanisation, globalisation and environmental disasters, shift the working spaces, continually destroy and create jobs and livelihoods, and bring greater overlaps in women’s and men’s roles in the household, factory and market place.

"Gender and fisheries studies, therefore, are increasingly addressing these changes and how women and men were affected by them," said Dr Nikita Gopal who led the Program Committee that organised this highly energetic and successful event. "For example, small changes such as bringing migrant labor into Japan’s oyster industry and large changes such as formalising cross-border fish trade in Cambodia brought positive changes for some women and setbacks for other women and men, including the elderly. However, overall, GAF4 also continued to fill out the global picture showing that women and gender issues are still generally not on the radar of the fishery sector."

The present report puts the spotlight on key results and discussion presented over the 3 days of GAF4. In all, 28 oral presentations, one poster and four mini-workshops/panels were given. Feedback declared GAF4 the most successful and highest quality of the 6 women in fisheries/gender in aquaculture and fisheries events held by the Asian Fisheries Society over the last 15 years.

We highlight four major threads of GAF4: (1) the gendered impacts of fishery sector change, (2) gender assets and roles, (3) challenges and tools to meet future needs, and (3) the road to mobilisation to achieve gender equality in aquaculture and fisheries.

Out of these threads, researchers and grass roots representatives will conclude that they need to suspend pre-conceived ideas about gender roles and relationships because many of these are in flux. Researchers need to develop further and make better use of rigorous qualitative social science research methods. Through their participatory nature and to ensure ethical approaches, such methods will bring researchers and grass roots participants closer, which is an essential step in mobilising support for gender equality.

The AquaFish-CRSP Best Paper prize was won by Kumi Soejima (Japan) for her paper Changes in the Roles of Women and Elderly Persons within Oyster Aquaculture in Japan. The AquaFish-CRSP Best Student Paper prize was won by Piyashi Deb Roy (India) for her paper (with R. Jayaraman, M. Krishnan and K. Criddle) Importance of Mangrove Conservation and Valuation to Women – A Case Study of Pichavaram Mangroves in India.

A special part of GAF4 was the Special Session in Honour of Dr M.C. Nandeesha, sponsored by the AquaFish-CRSP and dedicated to the life and work of Dr Nandeesha who established the AFS gender in aquaculture and fisheries work.

GAF4 was supported by the Asian Fisheries Society, grants from the AquaFish Cooperative Research Support Program of the USA (AquaFish CRSP), the Norwegian Agency for International Development (Norad), the Indian Council for Agricultural Research, the Network for Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA), the Korean local organising committee for the 10th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, and the home agencies of the many presenters and participants.

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