Climate change

The Climate Change and Emerging Global Issues Programme provides policy guidance on key strategic and emerging issues such as climate policy, energy efficiency and alternatives to use of fish meal in aquaculture feeds.

The programme endeavours to bring to public domain the positive aspects of aquaculture as a significant contributor to food security and the livelihoods of rural communities, and actively promotes south-south cooperation.

Key activities

  • Development of projects and policy guidance on emerging issues of regional interest.
  • Contribute to the global dialogue on use of fish meal and oil in animal feeds and resource usage in the reduction industry.
  • Providing a regional platform for members to develop common policies and strategies to address emerging global issues.
  • Facilitating the development of an environmental monitoring system to strengthen fisheries and aquaculture resilience and to improve early warning in the lower Mekong Delta.
  • Evaluating the vulnerabilities of aquaculture systems to climate change.
  • Strengthening adaptive capacities of small-scale resource-poor farmers to the impacts of climate change.
  • Adaptive learning and management in community fish pond and school fish pond projects.
  • Playing a catalytic role in south-south cooperation in aquaculture development.
  • Communication of success stories in aquaculture.

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Subject tags

A collection of subject tags relating to technical matters.

In this collection

Policy brief: Fisheries and aquaculture in a changing climate

Climate change impacts such as more frequent and severe floods and droughts will affect the food and water security of many people. The impact of climate change on aquatic ecosystems, fisheries and aquaculture, however, is not as well known. This policy brief, a joint partnership between several agencies, highlights this issue to ensure that decision makers and climate change negotiators consider aquatic ecosystems, fisheries and aquaculture at the UNFCCC COP-15 in Copenhagen, December 2009.

Aquaculture Asia Magazine, April-June 2009

In this issue:

GLOBALGAP standard in Thai shrimp farms: Mission (im)possible? The Victorian trout industry and the bushfires. Small-scale aquaculture in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar. The history, status and future prospects of monosex tilapia culture in Thailand. Mangroves of Nakhon Si Thammaarat Province in Souther Thailand. Induced breeding of pacu Piaractus brachypomus in captivity. Fumosins - mycotoxins of increasing importance in fish. Microsatellite DNA markers, a fisheries perspective. Formulated feed for tiger grouper grow out.

NACA Newsletter Volume XXIV, No. 2, April-June 2009

In this issue:

NORAD funded project on climate change initiated. Sign up for our free email newsletter service! Market chains and biosecurity of 'low value' aquaculture commodities. Global conference on aquaculture 2010. Extending information and technical services to aquaculture farmer groups in Aceh. Giant Prawn 2011, Quindao, China. Alien species in aquaculture and biodiversity: A paradox in food production. Aquatic ecosystems and development: Comparative Asian perspectives. Macrobrachium: The culture of freshwater prawns.

Aquaculture Asia Magazine, July-September 2008

In this issue:

Possible improvements to carp culture in Andhra Pradesh. Aquaculture and environmental issues in the region of Nai Lagoon, Vietnam. Selection potential for feed efficiency in farmed salmonids. Freshwater prawn broodstock concern in Bangladhesh hatcheries. Production of Cirrhinus molitorella and Labeo chrysophekadion for culture-based fisheries in Lao PDR: Nursery and grow-out. Mussel farming: Alternate water monitoring practice. Use of poultry by-product meals in pelleted feed for humpback grouper Cromileptes altivelis.

Report of the Workshop on Research Needs in Sustaining the Aquaculture Sector in Asia-Pacific to Year 2025 and Beyond

IDRC and NACA convened a workshop to identify the main research issues and needs to sustain Asian aquaculture into the first quarter of the 21st century, and also to bring them to the notice of relevant planners, managers and policy makers, and potential donors. The workshop was held in Rayong, Thailand from 4-7 June 2007. This report contains the issues papers drafted in preparation for the meeting and a summary of the discussions.

Aquaculture Asia Magazine

Aquaculture Asia Magazine is an autonomous publication that gives farmers and scientists in developing countries a voice. Stories concern the small-scale aquaculture prevalent in the region and the circumstances of farmers trying to make ends meet in an increasingly globalised world. We accept articles on any aspect of aquaculture and the related processing, marketing, economic, environmental and social issues. An RSS feed is available if you wish to stay informed of new issues.

Technical publications

NACA publishes technical papers and manuals for a wide variety of farming systems and related environmental and social issues. Many of these provide guidance on better management practices with a view to improving crop outcomes and on-farm resource utilisation efficiency. By using inputs such as feed and power more efficiently, farmers can simultaneously improve their profitability and environmental performance.

Podcasts

NACA publishes audio and video recordings of presentations from technical workshops and conferences. You may listen or view the presentations via the player within the website, or download them for later use. Our audio files are in mp3 format, while video files are in mp4.

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report

The Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease report provides information about the status of aquatic animal disease in 21 participating states in the Asia-Pacific region. The diseases covered in the report are reviewed annually by the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health. The report was first published in the second quarter of 1998. It is a joint activity between NACA, FAO and the OIE Regional Representation (Tokyo). 

Bangladesh

Bangladesh's involvement in NACA.