Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Aquaculture

An aquaculture improvement project (AIP) is a way for a group of stakeholders to come together to tackle high priority sustainability issues by improving the management practices and policies of all farms operating within a specified area defined by the shared use of a waterbody. After the successful formation of the Hainan Tilapia Sustainability Alliance (HTSA) that established a code...
Thailand experienced several cycles of rapid expansion and intensification of production, followed by sector-wide losses from a series of viral disease outbreaks. Farms were forced to innovate and adapt management measures to address the perceived sources, or drivers, of disease. The implementation of heterotrophic, low water exchange shrimp-farming systems – including the use of biofloc – in Thailand has helped...
A recent aquaculture development project, AQUADAPT – Myanmar project, has explored ways to mitigate climate change impacts in the Central Dry Zone (CDZ) and in the Ayeyarwady Delta. This involved field trials to investigate the application of a venturi aeration system, using locally available PVC pipes and portable diesel or petrol water pumps. The pumps can be easily maintained and...
The use of medicinal treatments to rid salmon of parasitic sea lice was once standard practice in Norway’s aquaculture sector, but they now account for less than 20 percent of treatments, following the development of a range of alternatives, including biological and mechanical options. Funds are being channelled into the development of vaccines against sea lice. The development...
A briefing note on how digital technologies – including cloud computing, the internet of things, artificial intelligence and machine learning – are facilitating the advance of precision aquaculture.
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