The Operational Plan 2004 is a complete record of the Center's activities proposed for 2004 in all parts of the research and support programs. It provides details on the range of activities conducted by Center staff.
The authors argue that tropical aquaculture could make a significant contribution to the world fish supply, but is hindered by the absence of an adequate research base. They outline the history of aquacultural research, analyse the problem of the lack of a sustained basic research programme for the development of tropical aquaculture, and propose solutions on the basis of successes in agricultural research.
This article provides an example of weak linkages between research and fisheries management despite the pressure of many "actors" and institutions on both sides. Managers must learn to listen to scientists; the latter need to become entrepreneural; and appropriate fora are required to bring the actors together.
The last three decades have wi tnessed dramatic changes in the structure of supply and demand for fish, especially in Asia. This WorldFish research study sponsored by the Asian Development Bank focussed on nine developing countries – Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam, all active players in the transformation of global fish supply and demand.
The objective of this paper is to identify and discuss areas in which significant progress has been made in the last 10 years towards an understanding of the fundamental processes governing the productivity of coral reef fisheries, and to highlight the areas where considerable doubt or even controversy exists.
The lack of comprehensive regional treatments of small scale fisheries and the need for improved information for management purposes of this sector in the region are emphasized. Estimating total catches, mapping the seasonal deployment of fleets and quantifying their fishing effort as well as computing catch per unit effort and cost per unit catch for all major gears/species are crucial. In addition, the need to understand oftenly neglected issues, such as the mobility of fisherfolk in and out of the fishery and the role of women in production, distribution and trade are emphasized.
In this study, we report the development of slow dissolving standard (SLODS™), designed to estimate water flow over a lunar period (30 days). To demonstrate the usefulness and validity of this technique, we describe successful preliminary calibrations, large-scale field experiments and the outcome of a detailed comparison with data obtained from clod cards during studies of giant-clam farming in villages in the Solomon Islands.
A multiple-regression extension of the basic model is presented which accounts for the impact of factors other than body weight on values of K1 and p. This method is illustrated with an analysis of data on dab (Limanda limianda).
ICLARM - The World Fish Center was established in 1977 and published its first papers on tilapia in 1980, indicating an early interest. Starting in the 1980s, the tilapia research and allied activities of the Center and its partners evolved from general reviews and studies on the needs of farmers culturing tilapias in developing countries to more strategic studies using selective breeding and improved knowledge of natural genetic diversity for development of people.
The International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) is a new, small research organization, working in fisheries and aquaculture in the developing countries.