Responses to climate change: adaptation pathways to change

This project, Responding to Climate Change Using an Adaptation Pathways and Decision-making Approach, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), aims to strengthen coastal and marine resource management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific, by assisting communities in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste and Vanuatu to develop their own climate change adaptation implementation plans.

Growth and mortality of spangled emperor Lethrinus nebulosus in Fiji

The parameter L8 and K of the von Bertalanffy growth equation were estimated from length-frequency data of teh spangled emperor Lethrinus nebulosus (Fam. Lethrinidae) caught in the Central and Western Divisions, Fiji. These parameters are compared with values from Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia and also used to derive estimates of total, natural and fishing mortality.

Progress towards providing Fijian farmers with a better tilapia strain: evaluation of the GIFT fish in Fiji.

The relative growth performance of the GIFT strain Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) was compared under integrated and non-integrated conditions with the best performing ‘indigenous’ Fijian tilapia strain, O. niloticus ‘Chitralada’ in Fiji. Replicated trials in hapas over two generations (cool and warm seasons) showed that the growth performance of the GIFT strain was significantly better than Chitralada under both integrated and non-integrated culture conditions.

Fish genetics research in member countries and institutions of the International Network on Genetics in Aquaculture: Proceedings of the Fifth Steering Committee Meeting of INGA.

A conference proceedings of the Fifth Steering Committee Meeting of the International Network on Genetics in Aquaculture (INGA), this publication incorporates information drawn from aquaculture genetics research undertaken or in progress in member countries and associate member institutions of INGA.

The fishery and biology of Penaeus canaliculatus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Penaeidae) in Laucala Bay, Republic of Fiji

Penaeids play an important role in the subsistence fishery conducted by residents of Suva in Laucala Bay, Fiji. Penaeus canaliculatus is the most abundant of the 6 species that occur. A brief account is given of the fishery and some biological aspects are detailed: catch rates, size and age at sexual maturity, reproduction, mortality and yield.

Resilience and adaptability of fishing communities in Fiji, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Vietnam

Global fisheries are under stress from overfishing, pollution, poor resource mangement and the effects from climate change. Hundreds of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people rely on these dwindling resources for their food and nutrition security and livelihoods. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), the project aims to build a body of research that can capture the human dimensions of the global fisheries crisis. The project focuses on four highly fish-dependent countries: Fiji, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Using a community case study-based approach, it examines the relationship between resilience and well-being in fishing communities and looks at peoples’ abilities and willingness to adapt to changing circumstances.

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