Strategies and options for increasing and sustaining fisheries and aquaculture production to benefit poorer households in Asia

The last three decades have witnessed 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 study, broken into five components and reported here, considered: 1) the profile of key aquaculture technologies and fishing practices; 2) analysis of policies, institutions and support services; 3) socioeconomic profile of major stakeholders in the fisheries sector; 4) projections of fish demand and supply in the nine Asian countries; and 5) formulation of national action plans based on the findings and recommendations of the study.


Dey, M.M., Briones, R.M., Garcia, Y.T., Nissapa, A., Rodriguez, U.P., Talukder, R.K., Senaratne, A., Omar, I.H., Koeshendrajana, S., Khiem, N.T., Yew, T.S., Weimin, M., Jayakody, D.S., Kumar, P., Bhatta, R., Haque, M.S., Rab, M.A., Chen, O.L., Luping, L., Paraguas, F.J. (2008)
WordFish Center Studies and Reviews 1823. The WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia.180 p.