Aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific and the outlook for mariculture in southeast Asia

The principal sources for this overview are (i) the regional synthesis of aquaculture in Asia-Pacific developed for a regional workshop on the status and prospects of aquaculture development in Asia-Pacific by FAO and NACA in September 2005, (ii) a review of marine fish hatchery development in Asia in 2003, (iii) a survey of cage fish culture in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam in 2004, (iv) a status report on the research and development of grouper in Asia-Pacific under the Asia-Pacific Marine Finfish Aquaculture Network (or AP-MFAN), (v) a 2004 Regional review of the Status and Potential of Fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia Pacific Region by the Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) and (vi) a discussion paper on grouper aquaculture prepared for a meeting in the South Pacific.

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