Synthesis and lessons learned

Based on the selected case studies from various chapters in the book "Success stories in Asian aquaculture", this chapter further examined the broader set of lessons learned around successes in aquaculture in Asia with the aim of developing improved guidance or influencing strategies around possible steps to follow; steps in the further development of this set of ideas, and in the sector as a whole.

The marine fisheries of Trinidad and Tobago.

The marine fisheries of Trinidad and Tobago are mainly artisanal and involve about 8,000 fishers. The main fishing gear used are the gillnets, the troll, the shrimp trawl, the fishpot and the industrial longline. Landings total approximately 14,000 t annually with Scomberomorus brasiliensis, shrimps and sharks being the most abundant in the landings. Assessment studies indicate overfishing and inferior marketing is an important issue. Underexploited resources include clupeiods, deep shell and slope resources, and lobsters. The shrimp trawl and longline by-catch are not fully utilized.

Growth, mortality and length-weight parameters for some Kuwaiti fish and shrimp

As a (small) contribution toward reestablishing communication between Kuwait-based fishing research and other research conducted elsewhere in the tropics, the growth parameter estimates and the "a" and "b" values of length-weight relationships of 25 fish and three penaeid shrimp species from Kuwait waters are presented, along with the methods used to estimate them. This will hopefully encourage their use in comparative studies of vital statistics offish and shrimp.

Dissemination and adoption of milkfish aquaculture technology in the Philippines

This publication is adapted from the report of the project "Dissemination and adoption of milkfish aquaculture technology in the Philippines. 2007" The key lessons learned are highlighted: 1)Strengthen extension systems to better disseminate improved milkfish hatchery and nursery technologies. 2) Enhance the efficiency of milkfish grow-out culture by introducing restrictive feed management and polyculture with shrimp. 3) Train producer communities to add value by processing their milkfish harvest. 4) Improve milkfish farmers access to credit.

Trophic model of the coastal ecosystem in the waters of Bangladesh, Bay of Bangal

A trophic model of the coastal ecosystem in the waters of Bangladesh, Bay of Bengal (from the shoreline to 150 m depth) is presented. The model consists of 15 ecological groups. The biomasses of the groups (particularly the demersal species) were estimated from demersal trawl surveys conducted in the area between 1984 and 1986. The model estimated that the average trophic level of the trawl fishery catch was 2.7 in these years.

Improving the productivity of the rice-shrimp system in the South-west coastal region of Bangladesh

The production of wet-season rice followed by dry-season shrimp (Penaeus monodon) is a common farming system in the south-western coastal region of Bangladesh. This chapter summarizes the experiments conducted in the farmers' fields during the rice- and shrimp-growing seasons of 2004, 2005 and 2006, with the aim of improving the total farm productivity of the rice-shrimp system through technological intervention.

Heterotrophic marine bacteria as supplementary feed for larval Penaeus monodon

The findings are presented of a study conducted to use autochthonously obtained, nonpathogenic heterotrophic marine bacteria as a substitute feed for microalgae in rearing larval Penaeus monodon. Eleven strains were isolated: Micrococcus (MCC), Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Bacillus (two strains; BAC-1, BAC-2), Pseudomonas (two strains; PSM-1, PSM-2), Vibrio parahemolyticus, V. fluviatilis, Moraxella (MOR) and Flavobacterium. Six nonhemolytic strains were then chosen for the Penaeus monodon larval feed trials: BAC-1, BAC-2, PSM-1, PSM-2, MCC and MOR.

Economic assessment of shrimp (Penaeus monodon) hatchery industry in Panay Island, Philippines.

Results of the economic assessment of shrimp hatchery industry in Panay Island, Philippines are presented. In order to ensure continuous viability of hatcheries, the critical areas of concern are: financing of operating capital and improvement of facilities; collective marketing efforts through cooperatives; updating of technology especially in disease prevention and control; and diversification strategies.


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