Impact of improved aquaculture technologies: results of an extension program on the farming systems of Bangladesh.

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).

Freshwater fish seed resources and supply: Africa regional synthesis

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).

Capacity for conservation of African aquatic biodiversity

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.

There is still hope.

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

Our coral reefs.

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.

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