Baskaran Manimaran presents on the Central Aquaculture Authority and scaling up of better management practices for shrimp farming in India.

C. Vasudevappa on the role of the National Fisheries Development Board and scaling up of better management practices for shrimp aquaculture in India.

The role of the Kerala Fisheries Department in scaling up better management practices for shrimp farming.

M.C. Nandeesha presents on opportunities for educational institutions to scale up better management practices for shrimp farming.

G. Appaji presents on the role of farm cluster leaders in scaling up better management practices for shrimp farming in India.

Subba Rao presents on the role of hatchery operators in scaling up better management practices for shrimp aquaculture in India.

Udayaramjothy presents on the role of industry in scaling up better management practices for shrimp aquaculture 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.

Better management practices have proved to be a highly effective tool for the Indian shrimp farming industry. Work to extend adoption of the practices is ongoing and in this view a national workshop was held in Chennai, 16-18 May 2011 at the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture to discuss scaling up strategies, to extend the concept to new areas and to involve more farmers and identify lessons learned that can be applied elsewhere.

In this issue:

Seaweed farming in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Scaling up better management practices: Empowering small scale farmers. Animal welfare for farmed fish...is Asia-Pacific ready? Aquaculture field schools as an extension methodology. Successful seed production of cobia, Rachycentron canadum in India. 22nd Governing Council Meeting and a new Director General. NACA receives the Magarita Lizárraga Medal. NACA receives Gold Medal Award from the Asian Fisheries Society. Striped catfish farming in the Mekong Delta and more.