Approaches and tools for sustainable management of fish resources in the Mekong River Basin

This paper details the approaches and tools developed at ICLARM to contribute to the sustainable management of fish as a food resource in the Mekong River Basin. Multiple partnerships have been established in order to gather, compile, analyse and compare existing data on fish resources. Core contributions from Mekong River Commission projects have been supplemented by additional data and experiences from a large range of sources.

Technical consultancy of bivalve hatchery system development and cockle seed resource management, January 15-March 15, 1985.

This publication is a summary report of the consultant, based on the the following terms of reference: 1. Assist researchers at the Fisheries Research Institute, Glugor, Penang to develop an induced spawning/larval rearing facility for studying the aspects of the early life history of cockles important to seed resource management. 2. Make field visits to natural cockle beds and culture areas and asse&S prospects for recovery of natural areas which used to receive natural spatfall but are now unproductive. 3. Assess prospects and possible sites for reseeding programmes. 4.

Reasserting Community: The Social Challenge of Wastewater Management in Panajachel, Guatemala

This article assesses recent efforts in a multiethnic town in the Guatemalan highlands to address wastewater pollution, which threatens public health and tourism, the basis of the town's economy. Reporting on an ongoing program of action research, the authors trace the erosion of traditional, Mayan civic and religious institutions that were previously responsible for maintenance of a collective waterworks infrastructure, which in recent years has become the conduit for untreated sewage.

Preparing for ICLARM's second decade: program and finances of the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management.

The primary purpose of this discussion paper is to provide current and prospective ICLARM supporters with information about the Center's programs, particularly future directions both programmatic and geographic. In this sense, the document seeks to lay the foundation for the Center's second decade by reviewing in general terms what has been accomplished to date and which issues or approaches will receive priority in the future.

Pioneering fish genetic resource management and seed dissemination programmes for Africa: adapting principles of selective breeding to the improvement of aquaculture in the Volta Basin and surrounding areas

This document represents the report and contributed papers from a workshop of the same name. The workshop was comprised of a group of 30 international experts and representatives of the environmental, fisheries and policy development agencies of the countries in the Volta Basin.

Mangrove conservation and coastal management in Southeast Asia: what impact on fishery resources?

This paper focuses on relationships between mangroves and coastal fish resources. A review of the literature highlights the lack of quantified relationships. We show that mangroves can be considered as a particular case of an estuarine environment, and then address the broader issue of the relationships between tropical estuaries and fishery resources. An estuarine fish community is composed of three main assemblages, respectively from continental, strictly estuarine or marine origin. The major characteristics of these assemblages are defined.

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