Better management practices https://enaca.org/rss/?tag=13 Improved management practices to generate better crop outcomes, environmental performance and profitability through improved resource utilisation efficiency. [email protected] [email protected] Copyright all rights reserved The Grass Carp Aquaculture Manual https://enaca.org/?id=1338&title=the-grass-carp-aquaculture-manual

This manual covers everything from grass carp's natural distribution and reproductive behaviours to its biology and anatomy. This manual also explores diseases that can affect grass carp and emphasises the crucial connection between animal welfare and stress in fish. With a detailed discussion on cultivation systems, this manual includes pond structures and fish farming techniques in both polyculture and monoculture. It provides practical insights into important aspects such as water quality monitoring, feeding, nutrition, health checks and behaviour assessments at every stage of grass carp farming – from broodstock management to pre-slaughter and slaughter processes. The emphasis is on responsible harvesting techniques, transportation considerations and humane slaughter methods. This manual offers a comprehensive guide for both novice and experienced fish farmers, and enthusiasts interested in cultivating grass carp sustainably and ensuring optimal animal welfare.

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Wed, 12 Jun 2024 14:22:45 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1338
Pacific oyster farming: A practical manual https://enaca.org/?id=1336&title=pacific-oyster-farming-a-practical-manual

The purpose of this manual is to give the reader a foundation of practical knowledge regarding all aspects of Pacific oyster cultivation. It is targeted at new entrants to the market wishing to establish a farm, and existing operators who wish to develop their farms and explore new cultivation techniques. The methodologies described can be applied to both low-tech, low budget, small-scale farming operations and to high-tech, big budget, industrial-scale aquaculture production enterprises. This guide focuses on the functional expertise and technical equipment required to construct and manage an operational farm in the diverse environmental and physical locations in which they can be situated, from the initial stages of finding and selecting a suitable site, to the conclusion of the first production cycle and harvesting the crop.

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Sat, 08 Jun 2024 14:25:50 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1336
Manual on Artemia production and use https://enaca.org/?id=1335&title=manual-on-artemia-production-and-use

This FAO publication on brine shrimp is a manual for all those who are using Artemia or have an interest in this organism, whether as a source of live food in the hatchery, as a model organism in research, or for other purpose. It is intended for those who wish to update their knowledge on its biology, production or its use, but also for those who want to learn about Artemia for the first time. This manual presents in a concise form essential information on Artemia biology and the most important natural cyst resources that find their way to the aquaculture market. It also provides detailed information on general principles and practical procedures to produce Artemia in ponds and in tank systems. Finally, the manual offers a compilation of state-of-the-art guidelines and methodologies related to the use of this crucial live food organism in aquaculture.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2024 12:54:55 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1335
Expert Workshop on Aquaculture Effluent Management held in Bangkok https://enaca.org/?id=1308&title=expert-workshop-on-aquaculture-effluent-management-held-in-bangkok

In 2023, FAO and NACA initiated a consultation process on aquaculture effluent management in Asia and the Pacific in collaboration with NACA member governments. Experts across the region gathered information to assess the state of governance, advancements in technology and innovation in aquaculture effluent management. The consultative process culminated in an expert workshop, convened from 14 to 15 November, funded by FAO, to share views and national experiences on aquaculture effluent management.

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Mon, 27 Nov 2023 11:41:13 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1308
Second High-Level Meeting on Aquaculture Transformation in Asia and the Pacific Region https://enaca.org/?id=1309&title=second-high-level-meeting-on-aquaculture-transformation-in-asia-and-the-pacific-region

A second High Level Meeting on Aquaculture Transformation: A Call for Collective Action was held in Bangkok from 8-9 November 2023 to further facilitate regional collaboration towards the Blue Transformation vision. The purpose of the meeting was to review progress made after the First HLM and discuss specific actions and mechanisms needed to enhance regional cooperation and progress transformation at scale by 2030. The meeting discussed and reviewed a draft Action Guide for Aquaculture Transformation for Asia and the Pacific Region. A proposal to develop an Asia-Pacific Aquaculture Innovation and Investment Hub as a regional mechanism providing policy advice, monitoring, resource mobilisation, partnership and capacity building functions as a regional platform driving aquaculture transformation was also considered.

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Tue, 28 Nov 2023 07:40:34 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1309
Thai Fish Project: A path towards a sustainable aquaculture https://enaca.org/?id=1307&title=thai-fish-project-a-path-towards-a-sustainable-aquaculture

The Thai Fish Project began in 2019, and involves around 200 research members and multiple institutions in Thailand and Japan. The project aims to promote domestication and wise use of two Thai native aquatic species, namely the Asian sea bass Lates calcarifer and banana shrimp Penaeus merguiensis through increasing productivity, reducing the impact of infectious diseases, and preserving genetic resources. The project also encompasses several specific research topics to ensure that it comprehensively addresses the concerns on safeguarding the food security and enhancing the environmental sustainability as much as possible. This article describes the main research activities, outputs and future expectations of the Thai Fish Project.

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Fri, 24 Nov 2023 10:10:02 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1307
Transforming waste to wealth: An onsite demonstration of transforming fish waste into fish fertiliser to tribal communities of Jharkhand https://enaca.org/?id=1275&title=transforming-waste-to-wealth%3A-an-onsite-demonstration-of-transforming-fish-waste-into-fish-fertiliser-to-tribal-communities-of-jharkhand

Management of waste products produced by fish processing can be an environmental and public health issue. But fish waste can be converted into agricultural fertilisers using simple backyard technology. This article describes techniques for producing fertilisers from fish waste, and a successful demonstration of the technology by the College of Fisheries, Gumla, to tribal communities in the state of Jharkand, India.

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Tue, 04 Jul 2023 13:23:53 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1275
Shrimp Summit, 24-26 July, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam https://enaca.org/?id=1267&title=shrimp-summit%2C-24-26-july%2C-ho-chi-minh-city%2C-vietnam

The 2023 Shrimp Summit will convene the global seafood value chain to address the critical challlenges of Asia’s shrimp-farming sector, from stagnant production to growers’ livelihoods, with a cross-topic focus on sustainability and climate change. The Summit is presented by The Center for Responsible Seafood (TCRS) and co-hosted by the Global Seafood Alliance. The format of the 2023 Shrimp Summit will allow the industry to develop a common understanding of issues, address key challenges through discussion and work toward consensus and actionable solutions. This in-person and virtual event will feature discussions, relevant content and informative webinars before, during and after the event in the TCRS Online Community. Access to the online community is included with event registration.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2023 07:49:55 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1267
NACA Newsletter, Vol. XXXVIII, January-March 2023 https://enaca.org/?id=1253&title=naca-newsletter-january-march-2023

In this issue:

High-level meeting on aquaculture transformation in the Asia-Pacific region; Developing a regional strategy for aquatic organism health: Progressive management pathways; Job opportunity - health management and husbandry researcher; 2022 China-ASEAN International Forum on Sustainable Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture Under the Blue Transformation Strategy; A new progressive management pathway for improving seaweed biosecurity; Indian delegates visit Thailand for training and industry exposure; PhD scholarships: Shanghai Ocean University PhD Programme 2023; Reported aquatic animal diseases in the Asia-Pacific region during the second quarter of 2022.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2023 05:29:27 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1253
FAO/NACA workshop to developing a regional strategy for aquatic organism health using progressive management pathways https://enaca.org/?id=1252&title=fao%2Fnaca-workshop-to-developing-a-regional-strategy-for-aquatic-organism-health-using-progressive-management-pathways

On 28-29 November FAO and NACA collaborated on a virtual workshop to develop a regional strategy for aquatic organism health, using a progressive management pathway for improving aquaculture biosecurity. The workshop was held under the auspices of the project “Responsible use of fisheries and aquaculture resources for sustainable development component 3: Biosecurity and health management”. The workshop involved 31 experts from 16 countries, including national focal points, FAO and NACA. The objectives of the workshop were to: Present and analyse country responses to a self-assessment survey on biosecurity and health management capacity and performance; to provide guuidance to country participants on conducting a SWOT analysis; and to prepare a detailed plan for Phase II of the initiative.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2023 04:43:23 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1252