Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Publications

The document is a brief of a specific aquaculture innovation. It contains information on the technique and approach used, scope and scale of application, accessibility and the outcome and benefits of the innovation. Gene editing holds significant potential to enhance selective breeding. While selective breeding has been successful, it is limited by the heritability of the trait. Gene editing also prevents...
This photostory book celebrates the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 (IYAFA 2022) by showing the diversity of the small-scale fisheries and aquaculture sector in Asia, as home to the majority of the world's small-scale fishers, fish farmers, and fish workers. The photostory book pays homage to the many women and men at all stages of the small-scale...
WorldFish under MYSAP programme promoted the production of dried powder made from small indigenous fish species and piloted portable fish driers, designed to reduce contamination risks. The drier keeps the fish covered while drying them, thereby reducing the contamination risk and the pilot test demonstrated improved safety. The dried small indigenous fish powder was promoted as a complementary food for...
Feed cost shares the highest proportion in aquaculture production cost. It could range from 40 percent to 70 percent of the total cost. Insects can convert agricultural food wastes into larvae and these larvae can be fed to aquatic animals, potentially reducing feed costs. More and more companies are producing the larvae of insects such as mealworms and black soldier...
Fisheries and aquaculture contribute to food security and livelihoods of millions of people in Asia. Both women and men are engaged in fisheries and aquaculture. In the past ten years, many actors have worked on raising awareness on women’s contribution as well as promoting gender equality in fisheries and aquaculture. This study aims to consolidate the efforts to date to...