In the mid-1970s the Indonesian government realized a need for furthering effective in-service training of government fishery development field staff. An improved system of extension service was agreed upon and technical assistance was sought from FAO/UNDP to lead its establishment.
The paper discusses the results of a new strategy for extension of improved fish culture practices within the existing farming systems of Bangladesh. Implemented in a few selected village units, the main objective of the extension program was to assist farmers to adopt fish culture in small waterbodies (ponds/ditches).
Describes and fully illustrates in comics format the techniques for growing fish in pen systems, adapted from the techniques developed for two important reservoirs in Indonesia.
The availability and quality of fingerlings for stocking in aquaculture ponds have repeatedly been identified as a key constraint to the development of aquaculture in Africa. Government hatcheries have generally failed to achieve sustainability and the private sector is impeded by the lack of marketing information and appropriate technological assistance. At present, the main aquaculture species in the continent are Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and the African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus).
Human and institutional capacities for developing and managing genetically improved tilapia in Africa are discussed. Discussions are related particularly to the status of hatcheries, rearing facilities, research and extension services, training in genetic enhancement, and fish transfer in major aquaculture countries in Africa. The leading aquaculture producing countries are Egypt and Nigeria along with nine other countries with some intermediate levels of fish production. The availability of quality fry and fingerlings constitutes a major constraint.
The goal of the Coastal Resources Management Project (CRMP) is to increase existing capabilities within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region to develop and implement comprehensive, multidisciplinary and environmentally sustainable CRM strategies through: analyzing, documenting and disseminating information an CRM policies and identifying and where possible, strengthening existing management capabilities; providing technical solutions to coastal resources use conflicts; promoting institutional arrangements that bring multisectoral planning to coastal resources developmen
Gives comprehensive and well-illustrated techniques in comics format for establishing and maintaining an inexpensive hatchery for common carp, based on the techniques adopted in the common carp culture in Indonesia.
The immunological response to handling stress of four tilapia species is evaluated. Polymorphism is examined in genes known to influence immune response in fish.
Coral reefs are very important to the people of the South Pacific Islands. Coral reefs are made up of many animals and plants as well as corals. Many islanders depend on animals like fish, clams, crabs and spiny lobsters that live in coral reefs for their food.