Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Publications

The document is a brief of showcase of a specific aquaculture innovation. It contains main information on the technique and approach used, scope and scale of application, accessibility and the outcome and benefits of the innovation. Rabbitfish are herbivorous fish native to the Indo–Pacific region. Most rabbitfish consumed currently come from capture fisheries. The high demand for these species is causing...
To intensify production, it is common for aquaculture producers to aerate water in production systems. Efficient distribution of dissolved oxygen in the production unit is important to avoid stress and crowding behaviour. Most mechanical aeration systems agitate the water surface to increase oxygen levels and as a result dissolved oxygen levels are highest near the water surface and aquatic animals...
Plant-based for seafood are being produced using a range of ingredients and processes. The growth of the sector has largely been spearheaded by start-ups, many of which claim to be providing an ethical and sustainable alternative to farmed and wild-caught seafood. As the sector evolves, it is now also beginning to attract the attention of...
The cellular structure of seaweeds comprises indigestible fibres or complex polysaccharides, which are used as thickening additives or gelling agents in a range of processed foods and in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and other industries. To date, only a handful of seaweed species have been used commercially as animal feed additives. Two main reasons underpin the use of seaweeds as dietary...
Although welfare protocols for fish have been developed in the past, indicators are species specific and peer-reviewed journals do not contain any tilapia welfare protocol assessments.  The new tilapia welfare assessment protocol was disaggregated into four aspects: health, environment, behaviour and nutrition. If any problem regarding any of these aspects is found, actions need to be taken to improve it,...