Posted by Central Institute of Fisheries Education | 20/7/2011
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As part of its Golden Juilee celebrations, the Central Institute of Fisheries Education held a symposium on farmers as stakeholders in commercial aquaculture. The proceedings are available for download (PDF, 17MB)
from the CIFE website.
The contents includes:
- Farmers as Stakeholders in Commercial Aquaculture – a Synthesis (M.Krishnan, P.S.Ananthan, R.S.Biradar, W.S.Lakra)
- Inclusive Shrimp Farming: Development Model For Marginal Stakeholders In India (Manoj M. Sharma)
- Fishers First: Participatory Model in Seaweed Farming in India (Abhiram Seth and Tanmaye Seth)
- High value aquaculture and marginal stake holders in India with special reference to L. Vannamei (Saji Chacko)
- The impact of commercial shrimp farming in Andhra Pradesh on Marginal farmers (P. Elan Cheran)
- Integrating farmers as stakeholders in coastal commercial aquaculture (M. Krishnan, R. S. Biradar, Swadesh Prakash, P. S. Ananthan, Vinod Kumar Yadav and B. Nightingale Devi)
- Ensuring community participation for sustainable public-private-partnership in aquaculture (Ojha S.N., Sheela Immanuel, Ananthan P.S., Mishra, S.K and Nisha Elezabeth Joshwa)
- Farmers focus strategies to enhance local availability of quality fish seed for commercial Aquaculture (Nalini Ranjan Kumar and M. Krishnan)
- Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) as local resource for sustainable development: Study of cases in fisheries and aquaculture (Arpita Sharma, Banti Debnath and S.K. Mishra)
- A study on the performance appraisal of Non-Governmental Organizations in fisheries development in India (S.K.Mishra, S.N.Ojha, Sheela Immanuel, Arpita Sharma, Swadesh Prakash, Archana Sinha and Lipi Das)
- Proceedings of the Symposium on Farmers as Stakeholders in Commercial Aquaculture
- Programme Schedule of Symposium on Farmers as Stakeholders in Commercial Aquaculture held on 30 April, 2011
Posted on 13/7/2011
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For the first time ever a meeting of Honourable Ministers from the Asian region, with purview for fisheries in their portfolios, will convene in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 28-29 July 2011. The idea of convening ministerial meeting has been mooted around for a while, but a firm decision was arrived at the 22nd Governing Council Meeting in 2010, which was transmitted to the FAO for concurrence. At the 29th Meeting of the Committee on Fisheries (CoFI), April 2011, the Honourable Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Government of Sri Lanka, made a formal proposal which was accepted by the CoFI and it is now coming to fruition. The local host for the meeting will be the Government of Sri Lanka, and convened by the latter in conjunction with FAO and NACA. It is expected that sixteen Honourable Ministers or their representatives will participate, together with representation from major banks, the European Union, donor agencies and representatives from on-going major regional project managers on fisheries and aquaculture. The meeting will be opened by The President of the Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency, The Honourable Mahinda Rajapakse.
Posted on 28/6/2011
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NACA is very pleased to have been awarded the Margarita Lizárraga Medal for the biennium 2010-2011 at the Thirty-seventh Session of the FAO Conference. The award was presented by Dr Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the FAO, in a ceremony at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on 27 June.
The Margarita Lizárraga Medal Award was established by the FAO Conference in 1997 to honour the memory of Dr Magarita Lizárraga, former Senior Fishery Liaison Officer, for her decisive role in promoting the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries
and for her productive work in the field of fisheries for almost forty years, particularly in developing countries. The Award is presented to a person who, or an organisation which, has served with distinction in the application of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.
The Award was presented to NACA “in recognition of its significant contribution to the development of sustainable aquaculture in the Asia and Pacific Region. NACA continues to serve as a cohesive intergovernmental forum for the formulation of regional policies as well as cooperation and coordination in aquaculture research, development and training. In particular, NACA has noteworthy achievements in the areas of environmental and aquatic animal health, support to small-scale fish farming, promotion of better management practices (BMPs) and aquaculture certification. The contribution of NACA to application of the Code is therefore outstanding, practical, tangible and sustainable as well as catalytic for other regions to follow???.
Posted on 23/5/2011
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The Government of India hosted the 22nd NACA Governing Council Meeting in Cochi, Kerala, from 9-11 May. Delegates from NACA member governments, regional lead centres and international partner organisations were welcomed by Dr B. Meenakumari, Deputy Director General (Fisheries) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Opening remarks were delivered by Dr Nantiya Unprasert, Deputy Director General of the Thai Department of Fisheries and by the Director General of NACA, Prof. Sena De Silva.
The Governing Council is NACA’s peak policy body, which meets annually to review the organisation’s activities and set priorities for the year ahead. Collectively NACA’s 18 member states produce more than 90% of global aquaculture by volume, which now represents around 50% of the global food fish supply.
Posted on 6/5/2011
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We are pleased to announce that the Asian Fisheries Society presented a Gold Medal Award to NACA “in recognition of its distinguished contribution to regional aquaculture education, training and development???.
The award was presented on 21 April 2011 at the 9th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum in Shanghai, China.
On behalf of the network, we would like to extend our thanks to AFS and also to the thousands of people who participate in NACA and who have made it what it is today.