Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission

Publications

This report showcases examples of actions taken by small-scale fishers and aquaculture farmers in Asia to restore the productivity of aquatic ecosystems. Small-scale fishers and fish farmers include some of the world’s most marginalized and impoverished people groups, yet their harvests account for over half of the world’s aquatic food production. The marine, coastal and freshwater ecosystems their livelihoods depend...
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...
Asia Regional Workshop on SDG 14.b and Its Associated Indicator 14.b.1 was organized to: (i) Raise awareness about SDG 14.b and the proposed indicator 14.b.1; (ii) Explore the indicator methodology and related issues on data and information sources, analysis, reporting and validation; this included the use of the e-learning platform specifically created for this proposed indicator; (iii) Share experiences 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...