FAO FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE TECHNICAL PAPER No. 518
Fish as feed inputs for
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Hasan, M.R.; Halwart, M. (eds).
This technical paper provides a comprehensive review of the use of wild fish as feed inputs for aquaculture covering existing practices and their sustainability as well as implications of various feed-fish fisheries scenarios. It comprises four regional reviews (Africa and the Near East, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Latin America and North America) and three case studies from Latin America (Chile, Peru and the study on the use of the Argentine anchoita in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil). The four regional reviews specifically address the sustainable use of finite wild fish resources and the role that feed-fish fisheries may play for food security and poverty alleviation in these four regions and elsewhere. With additional information from case studies in China and Viet Nam, a global synthesis provides a perspective on the status and trends in the use of fish as feed and the issues and challenges confronting feed-fish fisheries. Based on the information presented in the global synthesis, regional reviews and three case studies, and through the fresh analysis of information presented elsewhere, an exploratory paper examines the use of wild fish as aquaculture feed from the perspective of poverty alleviation and food security.
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TIM HUNTINGTON AND MOHAMMAD R. HASANUse of wild fish and other aquatic organisms as feed in aquaculture – a review of practices and implications in the Asia-Pacific (Download 793 kb)
SENA S. DE SILVA AND GIOVANNI M. TURCHINIUse of wild fish and other aquatic organisms as feed in aquaculture – a review of practices and implications in Africa and the Near East (Download 208 kb)
T. HECHT AND C.L.W. JONESUse of wild fish and other aquatic organisms as feed in aquaculture – a review of practices and implications in the Americas (Download 692 kb)
ALBERT G.J. TACON
Use of wild fish and other aquatic organisms as feed in aquaculture – a review of practices and implications in Europe (Download 330 kb)
Current and potential alternate food uses of the Argentine anchoita (Engraulis anchoita) in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil (Download 261 kb)
L.S. PASTOUS MADUREIRA, J.P. CASTELLO, C. PRENTICE-HERNÁNDEZ, M.I. QUEIROZ, M.L. ESPÍRITO SANTO, W.A. RUIZ, P. RAGGI ABDALLAH,
J. HANSEN, M.I. BERTOLOTTI, E. MANCA, M.I. YEANNES, N. AVDALOV AND S. FERNÁNDEZ AMORÍN
Status of and trends in the use of small pelagic fish species for reduction fisheries and for human consumption in Chile (Download 429 kb)
A.S. BÓRQUEZ AND A.J. HERNÁNDEZ
Status of and trends in the use of small pelagic fish species for reduction fisheries and for human consumption in Peru (Download 366 kb)
N. SÁNCHEZ DURAND AND M. GALLO SEMINARIO
The use of wild fish as aquaculture feed and its effects on income and food for the poor and the undernourished (Download 229 kb)
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