Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Aquaculture

The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific was requested to conduct a review of the development potential for fisheries and aquaculture in Nepal. This document is the output of this mission. The document provides a brief status of the sector in Nepal based on a literature review and interviews with main stakeholders in the sector. The document also...
  FAO. Improving Penaeus monodon hatchery practices. Manual based on experience in India. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 446. Rome, FAO. 2007. 101p.  The successful farming of tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) in India is mainly due to the existence of some 300 hatcheries whose capacity to produce 12 000 million postlarvae (PL) annually has provided an assured supply of seed. However, the sustainability...
A number of sector reviews, project documents and proposed development initiatives have suggested the feasibility of aquaculture in Afghanistan. There are however, relatively few concrete examples of sustainable aquaculture to be found in the country and therefore the technical and economic feasibility of aquaculture remains uncertain. There is limited documented information available although there have been a number of FAO...
  Due to the rapidly changing production processes in aquaculture worldwide (e.g. submergible cages, sea ranching, intensification, aquaponics and recirculation systems), which sometimes increase vulnerability to disease outbreaks and which generally require large investments from aquaculturists, over the last decades the demand for insurance to share and cover the risks involved has increased significantly within the aquaculture sector. Risk management is...
  Halwart, M. and M.V. Gupta (eds.) 2004. Culture of fish in rice fields. FAO and The WorldFish Center, 83 p.   Rice today is grown in 113 countries in the world in a wide range of ecological conditions and water regimes. The cultivation of most rice crops in irrigated, rainfed and deepwater systems offers a suitable environment for fish and...
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