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A summary report of the proceedings of the Asian regional conference on carp hatchery and nursery technology held in Manila, Philippines, on 1-3 February 1984, sponsored by the Asian Development Bank and ICLARM.
The Brackishwater Aquaculture Development and Training Project, a cooperative effort of the Government of the Philippines, represented by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) under the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), became operational in April 1977. The author was project leader, representing FAO/UNDP until the project was completed in early 1983.
Planning is underway for regular con-ferences of Asian fisheries scientists. Given the present level of interest, an Asian Fisheries Society may be formed in the near future. Within Southeast Asia, there has often been expressed the need for fisher¬ies scientists to get together to exchange ideas and information and provide a stimulus for improving their research capabilities.