Sustainable aquaculture and aquatic resources management

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

Published: 27/1/2017 | 613 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.

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

Published: 12/6/2015 | 2166 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.

Perspectives on culture-based fisheries developments in Asia

Author(s): De Silva, S., Ingram, B.A., Wilkinson, S. | Published: 12/5/2015 | 4671 views

This book is the proceedings of the “Regional Consultation on Culture-Based Fisheries Development in Asia”, held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 21-23rd of October 2014, under the auspices of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the Mekong River Commission (MRC) and the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA). The consultation was jointly organised by NACA and the Fisheries Administration of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

Food and nutritional security remains problematic in many developing countries.  There are many initiatives underway which are designed to increase food supply, employment and income opportunities, most of which require considerable capital inputs (for instance cropping, livestock production and aquaculture). Often overlooked, are the opportunities to produce more food from the natural productive ecology of lakes and forests. Culture-based fisheries are one example of a relatively simple and low cost technology which can deliver nutritional and economic benefits to communities which often have few livelihood options.

Culture-based fisheries are based in lakes and reservoirs, where fish populations are supplemented by hatchery-produced fingerlings. The stocked fish may breed naturally in the lakes, or they may be species which are desirable but which do not breed in the still-water environments. Fish growth is driven by the natural productivity of the water bodies. Generally, local communities have ownership of the fish, with the benefits shared or used for communal purposes. However, there are other options for management and ownership depending on local needs, cultural arrangements and other uses of the water.

Research and development of culture-based fisheries has been a major endeavour for NACA and ACIAR since the mid-1990s. This has involved projects in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, Lao PDR and Cambodia, the results of which have been reported in previous publications, as noted below. In this volume, we bring together an update from research conducted in those countries and others. We trust the information will foster further development and spread of culture-based fisheries in Asia and beyond, and in doing so, bring livelihood and nutritional benefits to otherwise resource-poor communities.

NACA Newsletter July-September 2013

Published: 16/7/2013 | 3062 views
  • 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 of shrimp 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)

Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Vol. XVIII, No. 1 January-March 2013

Published: 1/1/2013 | 4688 views
  • Peter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: The EU-funded project ‘Sustainable and Ethical Aquaculture Trade’ (SEAT) in China.
  • Oyster aquaculture for coastal defence with food production in Bangladesh.
    M. Shahadat Hossain, Arjo Rothuis, Sayedur Rahman Chowdhury, Aad Smaal, Tom Ysebaert, S.M. Sharifuzzaman, Christiaan van Sluis, Petra Hellegers, Arie van Duijn, Petra Dankers, Shah Nawaz Chowdhury and Subrata Sarker
  • Importance of mycotoxins in aquaculture feeds
    Vikash Kumar, Suvra Roy, Debtanu Barman, Aditya Kumar, Lokesh Paul and Wakambam Anand Meetei
  • A model modular farm for size grading and monosex culture of freshwater prawn
    G. Venugopal., P. P. Suresh Babu & P. Srinivasa Rao
  • Angelwing clam (Pholas orientalis) future assured after Thai DOF’s breeding success
    Tanate Poomtong
  • Ompok bimaculatus, an emerging species for diversification of aquaculture in Tripura, north-eastern India
    Chandan Debnath, Lopamudra Sahoo, Mrinmoy Datta and SV Ngachan
  • NACA Newsletter

A fresh ethical perspective on the use of fishery resources in animal feeds

Published: 23/3/2009 | 3211 views
Fish is a biological resource, indispensable for the equilibrium of the entire food chain in many ecosystems, but also indispensable as a source of nourishing food and raw material for feed preparation. Unfortunately, this resource is limited and its over-exploitation will ultimately lead to a global collapse. Hence, there is a pressing need for initiating a global debate on the ethical nature of current practices on the use of this precious natural resource.

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