The potential for augmentation of fish production and fish-based eco-tourism in Arunachal Pradesh are immense. The landscape of the state is characterised by lofty mountains with snow-clad peaks, dense forests, turbulent streams and a rich diversity of flora and fauna. We review the potential of some of the lakes in the region to support trout fisheries for both recreational fishing and eco-tourism, with a view to providing job opportunities for highland communities.

In this issue:

28th NACA Governing Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh; register for the First Regional Training Course on Culture-based Fisheries; 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, Kochi, 21-24 November; audio recordings for regional feed consultation now available; tilapia lake virus; Proceedings of the International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health and Epidemiology for Sustainable Asian Aquaculture; ICAR-CIBA launch "Vanami Shrimpapp", a mobile app on Pacific white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) farming; Pakistan officials train on aquaculture certification.

These are the proceedings of a symposium convened by the ICAR National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, India, from 20-21 April 2017. The symposium included presentations from national and international experts on aquatic animal epidemiology and related disciplines to address a range of risk factors that catalyse horizontal spread of disease, spread of transboundary pathogens and increased disease susceptibility, thereby contributing to strengthening of surveillance efforts, especially in the Indian context.

IDRC and the National University of Singapore (NUS) are offering fellowships for Southeast Asian entrepreneurs, leaders in business, government, and civil society who want to better understand Southeast Asian value chains. The four-day program from 19-22 March 2018 will give participants a useful toolkit of ideas to take full advantage of a connected ASEAN Economic Community. Women leaders and participants from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam are especially encouraged to apply.

This position provides the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to pursue research on governing for food security, equity and resilience in Pacific small-scale fisheries. The appointee will work alongside a WorldFish team working with regional authorities and national governments. The joint appointment will provide the opportunity to collaborate with leading social scientists in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies program on policy, institutions and governance.

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has a job opening for Fisheries Research Program Manager. The position is based in Australia and reports to the Chief Scientist. The position is responsible for managing a portfolio of fisheries research and development projects commissioned by ACIAR. The projects are typically partnerships between research institutions in Australia and agencies within ACIAR's partner countries in the Indo-Pacific and aim to improve the productivity and sustainability of fisheries.

The SEAFDEC-Sweden project is seeking a Gender and Social Development Specialist with a knowledge and passion for gender equality, human rights and social development. As a Gender and Social Development Specialist, you shall have deeper understanding of gender, human rights and social development aspects helping SEAFDEC-Sweden project, its implementing partners and project staff on how to promote gender equality, human rights and social development through internal practice and gender analysis.

Each year, the Sustainable Rice Platform brings together its members and dialogue partners to discuss collaborative approaches and innovative solutions to critical sustainability challenges facing the rice sector. This year, the SRP will convene the First Global Sustainable Rice Conference and Exhibition, from 4-5 October in Bangkok, Thailand.

The 73rd edition of the Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report contains information from 14 governments. The foreword provides a disease advisory on tilapia lake virus (TiLV), an emerging threat to farmed tilapia in the Asia-Pacific region.

A regional consultation on aquaculture feed production and use in Asia-Pacific was held from 7-9 March 2017. The consultation reviewed the current situation of aquaculture feed production and use, sourcing of ingredients, policy and research needs. This collection contains audio recordings of the technical presentations made by experts, international organisations, the private sector and governments in the region. The report of the consultation is in press and will be made available for download in due course.