Aquaculture Asia Magazine, October-December 2009


  • Climate change: Adaptation and mitigation.
    Simon Wilkinson

Sustainable aquaculture

  • Peter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: Changes in traditional inland aquaculture in West Java, Indonesia.
  • Mussel farming initiatives in North Kerala, India: A case of successful adoption of technology leading to rural livelihood transformation.
    Laxmilatha, P., Thomas, S., Asokan, P.K., Surendranathan, V.G., Sivadasan, M.P., and Ramachandran, N.P.
  • Selective study on the availability in indigenous fish species having ornamental value in some districts of West Bengal.
    Panigrahi, A.K., Dutta, S. and Ghosh, I.
  • Aquaculture livelihoods service centres in Aceh, Indonesia: 
    A novel approach to improving the livelihoods of small scale fish farmers.
    Ravikumar, B. and Yamamoto, K.

Research and farming techniques

  • e-Sagu Aqua - an innovative information and communication technology model for transfer of technology for aquaculture.
    Vimala, D. D., Ravisankar, T., Mahalakshmi, P., and Kumaran, M.
  • Freshwater pearl crop: an emerging enterprise in the Indian subcontinent.
    Misra, G., Jena, J. and Kumar, K.

Genetics and biodiversity

  • Preliminary risk assessment of Pacific white leg shrimp (P. vannamei) introduced to Thailand for aquaculture.
    Senanan, W., Panutrakul, S., Barnette, P., Chavanich, S., Mantachitr, V., Tangkrock-Olan, N., and Viyakarn, V.
  • Farmer profile.

Aquatic animal health

  • Asian fish health experts visit Australia
    Olsen, L. and Ingram, B.
  • Black gill disease of cage-cultured ornate rock lobster Panulirus ornatus in central Vietnam caused by Fusarium species.
    Nha, V.V., Hoa, D.T. and Khoa, L.V.

Marine Finfish Aquaculture Network

  • Effects of the partial substitution fish oil by soybean oil in the diets on muscle fatty acid composition of juvenile cobia (Rachycentron canadum).
    Hung, P.D. and Mao, N.D.
  • Growth response of cobia Rachycentron canadum (Pisces: Rachycentridae) under the hypersaline conditions of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
    Yousif, O.M., Kumar, K.K. and Abdul-Rahman, A.F.A.

NACA Newsletter

  • Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture.
  • Twelfth Regular Session of Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
  • Training of trainers programme will strengthen small scale farmer competitiveness in ASEAN.
  • Workshop on development of better management practices for catfish farming in the Mekong Delta organised in Vietnam.
  • Vulnerability & adaption of climate change impacts on catfish farming - case study Can Tho, Vietnam.
  • NACA welcomes Dr Nigel Abery, Coordinator of the Adaption of aquaculture to climate change project.
  • EU supports better management practices for responsible aquaculture.
  • Myanmar delegation visits CIFA to study aquaculture.


Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific

Rights: Creative Commons Attribution.


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