Aquaculture Newsletter

(December 1996, Number 14)

New Publications

Ziad H. Shehadeh, Fishery Resources Division, FAO

Garibaldi, L. 1996. List of animal species used in aquaculture. FAO Fisheries Circular. No. 914. Rome, FAO. 1996. 38p.

With the contribution of aquaculture to world food fish and shellfish supply steadily increasing, and the mass of information available on the different species cultured increasing dramatically, the FAO Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service of the Fisheries Department identified the need to gather accurate information on the most important species cultured world-wide. This list represents the first step toward a more complete publication which will eventually include information on taxonomy, biological characteristics, culture techniques, reproduction, feeding, diseases, natural range and habitat, regions where farmed and aquaculture status for the most important species.

A total of 262 fish, crustacean and mollusc species, representing the most important animals used in aquaculture world-wide are listed. The list has been derived primarily from species reported by Member Countries to FAO in the aquaculture production statistics, with the addition of other species reported in other sources as being important. The information provided for each of the listed species includes: family, scientific name, environment, total production as reported by FAO, geographic distribution, and production by continent. Under geographic distribution, the list distinguishes between native and introduced species. All data are summarised in a final table.

Paperna, I. 1996. Parasites, infections and diseases of fishes in Africa - An update. CIFA Technical Paper. No. 31. Rome, FAO. 220p.

This document is an update of CIFA/T7, 1980, a publication by the same name and author. The text has been rewritten to accommodate new inforation and conceptual changes in our understanding of fish pathogens, their effects on fishes and new approaches to therapy and control. The document compiles and consolidates existing information on diseases and infections occurring in African fish. The text also incorporates information on diseases found in species of African fish farmed outside Africa, and general aspects of fish pathology relevant to warm water aquaculture. Information includes diagnostic aids(keys and illustrations), data on the effects of pathogens on fish, they way pathogens are transmitted and where possible, suggestions for therapy and control.

Potipitak, K. 1996. Aquaculture extension services review: Thailand. FAO Fisheries Circular. No. 910. Rome, FAO. 46p.

This is one of a series of publications on aquaculture extension services in selected countries of Asia where aquaculture development is believed to have had some positive impact on the socio-economics of rural communities. Tree earlier circulars dealt with the Philippines, Nepal and India.

The circular is divided into six sections: (i) general background - providing information on climate , geography, land and water resources, demography, utrition/health, main exports, employment in fisheries, status of capture fisheries (inland and marine) and of aquaculture, (ii) aquaculture institutions - including development and management, research, and education and training, (iii) production and market economics, (iv) aquaculture extension services including organization; policy, planning and programmes; methods and systems; transfer of technology; input supplies and subsidies; control mechanisms; extension and research linkage; NGOs in extension, (v) Conclusions and (vi) References.

FAO. 1996. Revue du secteur des pêches et de l'aquaculture: République Centrafricaine. FAO Fisheries Circular No. 912. Rome, FAO. 33p.

This is one of a series of national reviews prepared by the Policy and Planning Division of the FAO Fisheries Department. These reviews cover four major topics: (a) a general review of the economy (the macro-economic environment, and the role of fisheries in the economy), (b) the fisheries and aquaculture sector, (c) fisheries administration and services, (d) planning framework (macro-economic policy, sectoral policy and development plan) and policy tools (statistics, fishery legislation, taxation, management systems) and development projects. The documents also list major references used in the preparation of the review.

FAO. 1996. Feasibility of freshwater prawn hatcheries in Sindh Province. Technical Cooperation Programme (FI: TCP/PAK/4559) Technical Report. Rome, FAO. 73p.

The report is based on the work of an FAO consultant, fielded on the request of the Government of Pakistan with support from the FAO Technical Cooperation Programme, during the period November 1995-January 1996 (see related article on Pakistan, p.26., August 1996 , No. 13 issue of this newsletter). The report includes and assessment of the technological framework, the general environment for freshwater prawn farming in Sindh (climatic conditions, aquaculture experience, grow-out sites and resource availability for prawn farming), economic viability of freshwater prawn farming, and potential sites for Government freshwater prawn hatchery and demonstration farm. It concludes with recommendations for the establishment of a hatchery and demonstration centre, including technology and design, costs and project establishment.


Insull, D. And Z. Shehadeh. 1996. Policy directions for sustainable aquaculture development. FAO Aquaculture Newsletter (FAN), August 1996, No. 13: 3-7.

Kapetsky, J.M., S. Nath and J.P. Bolt. 1996. Inland fish farming potential in Latin America: an overview of the study and a preview of the results. FAO Aquaculture Newsletter (FAN), August 1996, No. 13: 18-21.

Krishen, R., M. Perotti, M. Pedini and A. Tacon. 1996. Major trends in global aquaculture production: 1984 to 1994. FAO Aquaculture Newsletter (FAN), August 1996, No. 13: 9-12.

Pedini, M. And S.R. Coppola. 1996. The GFCM aquaculture information system. FAO Aquaculture Newsletter (FAN), August 1996, No. 13: 13-17.

Subasinghe, R.P. 1996. Health certification and quarantine of aquatic organisms: practical guidelines for Asia and the Pacific. FAO Aquaculture Newsletter (FAN), April 1996, No. 12: 10-13.

Tacon, A.G.J. 1996. Trends in aquaculture production, with particular reference to low-income food-deficit countries 1984-1993. FAO Aquaculture Newsletter (FAN), April 1996, No. 12: 6-9.

Welcomme, R.L. 1996. Definitions of aquaculture and intensification of production from fisheries. FAO Aquaculture Newsletter (FAN), April 1996, No. 12: 3-5.


Bartley, Devin M. 1996. Marine ranching: current issues, constraints and opportunities. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Marine Ranching, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, September, 1996.

Bartley, D.M. and R.P. Subasinghe. 1996. Historical aspects of international movement of living aquatic species. Rev. sc. tech. Off. int. Epiz., 15(2): 387-400.

Bartley, Devin M. 1995. Policy and socio-economic aspects of aquatic biological diversity in conservation. Pages 88-102 in Philipp, D.P. et al., editors. Protection of Aquatic Biodiversity. Proceedings of the World Fisheries Congress, Theme 3. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.

Bartley, D.M. and U. Barg, 1995. Worldwide efforts to preserve rich aquatic biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea undertaken by FAO. Diversity, 11 (1&2): 46-47.

Naeve, H. & S.M. Garcia, 1995. The United Nations system responds to Agenda 21.17: Oceans. Ocean & Coastal Management, 29 (1-3):23-33

Shariff, M., J.R. Arthur and R.P. Subasinghe (eds.). 1995. Diseases in Asian Aquaculture II. Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture 25-29 October 1993, Phuket, Thailand. Fish Health Section, Asian Fisheries Society. 549p.

Subasinghe, R. and U. Barg (in press). Challenges to health management in Asian aquaculture. Presented at 1996 World Aquaculture Society Conference (WAS `96) In (Flegel, T., Macrae, I. and K. Tonguthai (Eds) Diseases in Asian Aquaculture III. Fish
Health Section, Asian Fisheries Society.

Tacon, A.G.J. 1996. Global trends in aquaculture and aquafeed production. International Milling Directory 1996, p. 90-108.

Tacon, A.G.J. 1996. Commercial aquafeed production and use of fishery resources. Feed Milling International, 190(9):17-22.

Tacon, A.G.J. 1996. Feeding tomorrow's fish. World Aquaculture, 27:20-32.

Tacon, A.G.J. 1996. Nutritional studies in crustaceans and the problems of applying research findings to practical farming systems. Aquaculture Nutrition, 1: 165-174.

Tacon, A.G.J., M.J. Phillips and U.C. Barg, 1995. Aquaculture feeds and the environment: the Asian Experience. Water Science and Technology, 31 (10): 41-59

Welcomme, R.L. 1996. World inland fisheries and aquaculture - changing attitudes to management. Paper presented at 2nd World Fisheries Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 28 July - 2 August 1996.

Welcomme, R.L. 1996. Evaluation of stocking and introductions as management tools. Paper presented at the International Symposium and Workshop on Stocking and Introduction of Fish in Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems, University of Hull, England, 25 - 29 March 1996.