In this issue:

Visit to the AwF funded small-scale aquaculture project in Nepal. Success story of the Barakhandapat Ornamental Fish Breeding Unit, India. From Kyoto 1976 to Bangkok 2000 and Phuket 2010: Aquaculture development and personal transitions. Embryonic and larval development of Waigieu seaperch Psammoperca waigiensis. Culture feasibility of freshwater mullet Rhinomugil corsula in ponds in India. Management in seed production of an endangered catfish Horabagrus brachysoma during its hatchery phase.

In this issue:

First ever Ministerial Meeting on aquaculture. Keynote address delivered by His Excellency, Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka. Farewell Sena and welcome Eknath! 2nd Regional Training Course on Application of Business Management Principles in Small Scale Aquaculture. Consultation on Lake and Reservoir Fisheries and Aquaculture Development in Asia. Asia Regional Seminar on Certification for Small Scale Aquaculture in Thailand. Special issue of the AFS Journal: Integrated technologies for advanced shrimp production. Farmers as Stakeholders in Commercial Aquaculture: Free download. Marker for banned antibiotic naturally occurs in freshwater prawns and other crustaceans.

C.V. Mohan presents on aquaculture certification and market access and the implications for small-scale farmers.

Sureel Singh presents on Fair trade as an enabling mechanism for small-scale farmers in India.

Ken Corpron presents on the role of certification in scaling up the national programme on better management practices for shrimp aquaculture in India.

In this issue:

22nd Governing Council Meeting and a new Director General. NACA receives the Margarita Lizárraga Medal. NACA receives Gold Medal Award from the Asian Fisheries Society. Special address by Dr E.G. Silas at the inaugural session of the 22nd Governing Council Meeting 9-12 May, Kochi, India. Striped catfish farming in the Mekong Delta: A tumultuous path to a global success. Sign up for the NACA Email Newsletter. Diseases in Asian Aquaculture VIII: Registration and abstract submission open. Food safety and biosecurity. Ramping up adoption of catfish BMPs. Scaling up BMPs: A national workshop. 2nd Aquaclimate project meeting.

This project was conducted to demonstrate small scale shrimp farmer group access to international markets through certification schemes. This project proved that small-scale farmers organised into groups, can improve their technical capacities, and achieve access to markets. This achievement was the result of strong partnerships with producers, private sector and government agencies assisting to develop a sustainable business model for small scale aquaculture. Cost of compliance was found to be a significant barrier to entry.

Miao Weimin presents on aquaculture certification opportunities and challenges for small scale farmers.

Michael Phillips presents on Thailand's Good Aquaculture Practices certification scheme, and compares it to global standards.

A cluster-based approach allows small-scale farmers to participate in aquaculture certification schemes.