HISTORY OF AQUACULTURE
Herminio R. Rabanal
ASEAN/UNDP/FAO Regional Small-Scale
Coastal Fisheries Development Project
ASEAN/UNDP/FAO Regional Small-Scale Coastal Fisheries Development Project
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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This was originally delivered by Dr. Herminio R. Rabanal to the FAO/UNDP Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia (NACA) Training Programme for Senior Aquaculturists, SEAFDEC, Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines, 24 March 1988. We have requested the author to contribute it as a technical paper to this Project because of its relevance to fisheries and aquaculture in the region. We are grateful to the author for agreeing to this publication.
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1. EARLY BEGINNINGS
1.1 Oxbow theory
1.2 Catch-and-hold theory
1.3 Concentration theory
1.4 Trap-and-crop theory
2. MILESTONES IN AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT
2.1 2000–1000 B.C.
2.2 500 B.C. (473 B.C. or 475 B.C.)
2.3 500 B.C.-500 A.D.
2.4 618 to 906 A.D. (Tang Dynasty in China)
2.5 906 to 1900 A.D.
2.5.1 906 to 1120 (Sung Dynasty)
2.5.2 1368 to 1644 (Ming Dynasty)
2.5.3 1644 to 1911 (Ching Dynasty)
2.6 Independent developments in other areas
2.6.1 French Indochina
2.6.2 Sub-continent of India
2.6.5 North America
2.7 1900–1700 - Expansion in operation and breakthroughs in seed production
2.8 1970-near future - Continued expansion and selective culture of high value and exportable species and intensification
3. LIST OF SELECTED REFERENCES
LIST OF APPENDICES
Appendix 1 - Excerpts from Chinese fish culture
Appendix 2 - Facsimile from the book of Fan Lai