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International shrimp farming principles welcomed by countries. Discussions on the establishment of a "Mahseer R&D Centre". Microsatellite DNA markers for mahseer are now available. First study on genetic variation of the critically endangered Mekong giant catfish. IMNV found in Asia-Pacific. Thailand and US to jointly install tsunami wave sensors. Co-management in aquaculture explored at APFIC Forum. Virus may control Australia's feral carp problem. A milestone in India's sustainable shrimp farming efforts. Fish introduction in India: Status, challenges and potentials. 8th Asian Fisheries Forum. STREAM Update. Website management training to support Thai Post-tsunami Rehabilitation website.
MPEDA-NACA sustainable shrimp village demonstration programme. Inter-calibration of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) PCR laboratories in India. Shrimp health management training. Rotary International/NACA meeting facility up at Koh Yao Noi. Tsunami-affected farmers train in marine cage aquaculture. Marine finfish aquaculture network at the APAN meeting in Singapore. Aquatic animal health policy workshops build consensus in ASEAN nations. Aquaculture Compendium released. Developments in establishing a conservation plan for the Mekong giant catfish. ROUNDTABLE: Exploring south-south cooperation opportunities in sustainable shrimp farming in West Africa, Conakry (Guinea). Technical missions to Cambodia and Lao PDR.
NACA Governing Council endorses new work programme, elects Sena De Silva as next Director General. RapiDot Kit - Farmer friendly kit for WSSV detection. Regional mariculture program strengthened. Economics and marketing analysis of the live reef fish food trade in the Asia-Pacific. Workshop on molecular techniques in aquaculture and seafood safety, Mangalore, India. Better-practice approaches for culture-based fisheries development in Asia. High-level Bahrain fisheries deletation visits Iran. First monthly meeting of fish farmers at One-stop Aqua Shop in Punjab Pakistan. Fish breeding training program for farmers of OAS, Kaipara. Provincial workshops on National Fisheries Policy and Strategy Framework held in Punjab and Sindh, Pakistan. Monitoring and evaluating the impacts of aquaculture on the agency and well-being of women. STREAM welcomes AYAD volunteer. Workshop to strengthen aquatic animal health capacity and biosecurity in ASEAN. Asian Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture (AFITA) 2006 in Bangalore. Aquaculture rehabilitation project launched by Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.
Training workshop on molecular genetics. Outcomes of the 8th Technical Advisory Committee Meeting. Taking the 'grey' out of 'grey literature'. An introduction to the South Iran Aquaculture Research Center. Aquaclubs in India achieve good crops this year, with further challenges ahead. Rebuilding resilience of coastal populations and aquatic resources. Recent activities in STREAM. First international PCR training workshop completed. AusAID funds two aquatic animal health projects. Asia Regional Advisory Group continues to support aquatic animal disease management in the region. Indonesia accedes to the NACA Agreement. Governing Council 17 to set NACA Work Programme 2006-2010. Marine fish culture manuals now available in Thai. Aquaculture Rehabilitation Guide in Aceh, Indonesia. Boat building in the tsunami affected areas of NAD: Fishing vessel quality issues. Australasian Aquaculture 2006, 27 - 30 August, Adelaide. East Asian Seas Congress, 12-16 December 2006, China. Aquafeed Production Workshop, 8 March 2006, Thailand.
Experts gather to save giant catfish. Workshops on dissemination of better practice models for culture-based fisheries. Dr Chris Baldock, 1947-2005. MAHSEER 2006. MOU signing on conservation of Mahseer in Malaysia and Indonesia. Application of molecular genetics in aquaculture and inland fisheries management. New president of Iran Fisheries Organization. Workshop on the fishery management tool 'EnhanceFish'. Regional Mariculture Development Workshop in China, March 2006. Invitation to apply for position of Director General of NACA. MPEDA expands program on shrimp farmer clubs.
Sustainable aquaculture rehabilitation workshop in Aceh, Indonesia. STREAM policy briefs and better practice guidelines. 25 years of training in integrated fish farming. The Responsibilities of Leadership. A helping hand for those who needed it after the tsunami. An introduction to Mirza Koochek Khan Higher Fisheries Education & Training Centre, Iran. ACIAR funded regional project on shrimp health. Impact of aquatic animal health strategies. Farewell Sih Yang Sim. Welcome Koji Yamamoto.
Cash for work, Aceh. HRH Chulabhorn opens new molecular genetics laboratory, Thailand. Aquatic epidemiology training. STREAM Regional Conference and BMP Workshop. Dr Modadugu V. Gupta awarded the 2005 World Food Prize. Study program on marine aquaculture and seafood markets in southern China, 2005. The third Regional Grouper Hatchery Production Training Course.
Tsunami: The long road to recovery. Special Program in Response to the Tsunami. Rebuilding cage aquaculture and eco-tourism at Koh Yao Noi, Thailand. Cash for work, Aceh Indonesia. Assessment of tsunami impacts in Thailand and Indonesia. Consortium to Restore Shattered Livelihoods in Tsunami-devastated Nations. Regional Workshop on Rehabilitation of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Coastal Communities of tsunami affected countries in Asia. Outcomes of Governing Council 16. New grouper feed and marine finfish hatchery guides. Towards a framework for a pro-poor regional strategy for sustainable aquatic resources management in Asia-Pacific. Artificial propagation of indigenous fish species in Sarawak, Malaysia. Inauguration of the National Advisory Committee on Aquatic Animal Health of Viet Nam. Supporting Viet Nam to make an informed decision towards Penaeus vannamei farming. Health group calls for improved surveillance and reporting. Training and study tours in Q1 2005-05-25. TVR 'Ramu' Pillay (1921-2005).
Kasetsart University and NACA sign MOU on genetics. Village shrimp health management project in Andhra Pradesh. A committee to manage fish health in Viet Nam. China to promote healthy shrimp farming. Father of China's shrimp aquaculture. NACA collaboration can extend to west and central Asia, Iran mission suggests. STREAM conducts monitoring & evaluation workshop. STREAM to support aquaculture in western Orissa.
A regional response to aquatic invasive alien species. 6th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture. Indonesia plan EC PREP seafood trade study. NACA Website: Guide to member services. Preparing and responding to health emergencies. New publication: Marine Finfish Aquaculture Magazine. STREAM Agreement with MOF Vietnam on Communications. STREAM Agreement with NAFEC Vietnam on Livelihoods Approaches. NACA-NACEE Cooperation. Training and study tours.