This report documents a training course that was held at the Research Institute for Mariculture, Bali, Indonesia in May 2003. The course covered both theoretical aspects of grouper husbandry via lectures and practical hands-on work in a grouper hatchery, including broodstock management, tank preparation egg collection, live feed production, health management, harvesting and transport and visits to commmercial grouper and milkfish hatcheries, grow-out facilities, markets and exporters.

This report, the sixteenth in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of fifteen states in the Asia-Pacific region.

In this issue: Learning from each other about conflict. e-learning to support knowledge sharing in aquatic resources. Livelihood strategies, gender and participation in aquaculture: Findings from participatory research in northwestern Sri Lanka. Farming of giant tiger shrimp in northern central Vietnam. Interacting with stakeholders and policy-makers. This edition is also available in Ilonggo, Khmer, Nepali and Vietnamese.

This report, the fifteenth in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of fifteen states in the Asia-Pacific region.

These are the proceedings of a workshop focussed on grouper culture, but also explored management strategies required to support the sustainable development of seafarming in the Asian region. The emphasis was on technology transfer and management strategies for the benefit of farmers and coastal communities. The workshop included special sessions on diversification of seafarming systems and culture species, the role of seafarming in the livelihoods of coastal communities.

In this issue:

Governing Council 13 / AFBiS Seminar. US Consultation sets work agenda for the WB-NACA-WWF-FAO. Consortium on Shrimp Farming and the Environment. Conclusions and Recommendations of the Joint meeting of AFBiS 2002 and the 13th NACA Governing Council. FAO/NACA Expert Consultation Focusing on Aquaculture and Small-scale Aquatic Resource Management for Poverty Alleviation. Myanmar Fishery and Livestock Fair 2002 a huge success. Nepal develops national strategy on aquatic animal health management. Shrimp Farming & the Environment Case Studies now available on the web. NACA implements APEC project on Import Risk Analysis. MOU on project to prevent disease losses on prawn farms. Andhra Pradesh Fisheries Minister studies Thai & Malaysian aquaculture systems. Vietnamese mission evaluates new high value Chinese species.

STREAM is a regional initiative that will support capacity building among local government institutions, NGOs, and community groups involved in aquatic resources management. It will support community-based learning initiatives, develop a regional communications and learning strategy and support on-going policy and institutional changes in the region to enable aquatic resources users to participate more effectively in policy-making processes, and encouraging the development of more responsive government institutions.

This report, the thirteenth in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of sixteen states in the Asia-Pacific region.

This report, the twelfth in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of seventeen states in the Asia-Pacific region.

This report, the eleventh in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of fourteen states in the Asia-Pacific region.