Genetics and biodiversity https://enaca.org/rss/?tag=19 The Genetics and Biodiversity Programme supports member states to improve scientific knowledge of aquatic genetic resources and to guide strategic planning in their management. The programme addresses both the conservation aspects of genetic resources and their responsible usage in aquaculture to minimise impacts on biodiversity and wild strains and to assist members to meet their obligations under international treaties. The programme promotes international linkages between member states, capacity building, research programs to develop improved strains of finfish and shellfish, genetic characterisation of existing strains, adoption of new genetic tools and technologies and consortia regional programmes to address common issues, species and strains of value from conservation and/or aquaculture perspectives. Key activities Key activities of the programme include: Building capacity in aquatic genetic resource management and application of new molecular technologies, tools and strategies. Characterising aquatic genetic resources to discover species, stocks and valuable genomic resources. Facilitating national and regional programs for domestication, genetic improvement and conservation. Applying conservation aquaculture models to support diversification, fishery enhancement and in-situ conservation of indigenous fish species. Facilitating responsible exchange of germplasm, safe propagation and access-benefit sharing. info@enaca.org info@enaca.org Copyright all rights reserved Recreational fisheries in Uttarakhand https://enaca.org/?id=1243&title=recreational-fisheries-in-uttarakhand

Establishing recreational fisheries in Uttarakhand's highland lakes and river systems offers new opportunities to generate livelihoods and income for hill people. The development of catch-and-release sport fisheries can also contribute to conservation of aquatic biodiversity through development of captive breeding technologies, supportive breeding based stock enhancement, and community participation in management of both fishery and habitat. This article describes established and emerging sport fisheries in the highlands of Uttarakhand including for mahseer, goonch and brown trout. It also addresses as yet unrealised opportunities for establishment of recreational fisheries identified through geoinformatic approaches, and partnerships between local communities and government in natural resource management.

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Wed, 02 Nov 2022 04:15:11 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1243
[Postponed]: 2022 Global Forum on Sustainable Development of Fisheries https://enaca.org/?id=1241&title=2022-global-forum-on-sustainable-development-of-fisheries

Update: The forum has been postponed, we will announce the new date in due course. In the meantime, you are welcome to register and we will email you when the new arrangements are available. Apologies for the inconvenience - Ed.

A free online forum will be organised by the Agriculture Trade Promotion Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, and Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences. The forum aims to strengthen international exchange and cooperation in aquatic trade, promote high-quality development of fisheries, disseminate advanced concepts, technologies, and models of aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region and Silk Road countries, and promote the health and sustainable development of global fisheries. Participation is free but registration is required.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2022 02:13:23 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1241
3rd International Conference on Sustainable Aquaculture, 30-31 August (online) https://enaca.org/?id=1229&title=3rd-international-conference-on-sustainable-aquaculture-30-august-2022

The conference will be held in virtual format. Please download the flyer below or visit the conference website.

Topics include: Improvement of resource efficiency and profitability of fish farming by selective breeding; Optimisation of an Asian seabass genetic improvement program: Genomic selection for growth performance and harvest traits; Pigment genotype-by-diet interaction on growth in Atlantic salmon; Selective breeding - a driver for profitable and sustainable aquaculture productions; Diversity of sex determination in fish: Lesson learned for sex manipulation in aquaculture; Past, present and future stories in genetic improvement of commercially important penaeid shrimp in Thailand: From population genetics to genomic studies; Surrogate production of fish by germ cell transplantation.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2022 12:26:06 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1229
Aquaculture Asia Magazine, January-March 2022 https://enaca.org/?id=1200&title=aquaculture-asia-magazine%2C-january-march-2022

In this issue:

Exploration of canal resources as a potential source for fish production in the Indian Sundarbans; Expansion of new host range of isopod Tachaea spongillicola infestation to fish species could pose a risk to aquaculture food industry in southeast Asian countries; Aspects of air-breathing fish farming practiced at Mathurapur-II Block, West Bengal, India; Magical role of live foods in boosting spawn survival of climbing perch: A success in the farmer’s field; NACA Newsletter.

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Tue, 08 Mar 2022 08:34:22 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1200
Aspects of air-breathing fish farming practiced at Mathurapur-II Block, West Bengal, India https://enaca.org/?id=1198&title=aspects-of-air-breathing-fish-farming-practiced-at-mathurapur-ii-block%2C-west-bengal%2C-india

Climbing perch Anabas testudineus is a high-priced fish, nutritious and economically profitable for small- to medium-scale fish farmers, who can obtain fry from local paddy fields and low-lying inundated areas in late summer, monsoon and post-monsoon periods. Climbing perch is a facultative air-breathing fish that is able to move between water bodies by undertaking short migrations overland. This article describes techniques for climbing perch and major carp aquaculture, including use of biofloc systems, preparation of live feeds including mealworms, and some concerns regarding the hybridisation of native Indian strain of A. testudineus with an imported Vietnamese strain.

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Mon, 07 Mar 2022 06:24:11 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1198
NACA Newsletter, Vol. XXXVII, January-March 2022 https://enaca.org/?id=1193&title=naca-newsletter%2C-vol.-xxxvii%2C-january-march-2022

In this issue:

  • 31st NACA Governing Council held online.
  • SDG-aligned Artemia Aquaculture Workshop held in China / online.
  • Policy brief on sustaining the future of the global seaweed industry.
  • Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report
  • Training Course on Mariculture Technology in Asia-Pacific.
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Wed, 19 Jan 2022 06:06:17 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1193
Apply now: Training Course on Mariculture Technology in Asia-Pacific https://enaca.org/?id=1174&title=apply-now%3A-training-course-on-mariculture-technology-in-asia-pacific

A free training course on mariculture technologies will be offered online via Zoom from 18 October to 5 November, by the Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute (YSFRI), People’s Republic of China. The course will cover genetics and breeding of mariculture species; large-scale propagation; disease control and prevention; nutrition research and feed development; technology for different farming models; equipment research, engineering and construction of farming facilities; quality and safety inspection technology for aquatic products. Space is limited, applications close 11 October.

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Wed, 06 Oct 2021 04:22:02 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1174
Global Conference on Aquaculture Millennium +20 https://enaca.org/?id=1175&title=global-conference-on-aquaculture-millennium-%2B20

The GCA +20 was successfully held as a hybrid event from 22-25 September, with physical participation at the venue in Shanghai, China, and international participation via video conference. A total of 1,728 people participated in the event, of which 500 were physically present in Shanghai. A key output from the GCA +20, the Shanghai Declaration is a call to action that highlights the principles and strategic pathways to maximise the contribution of sustainable aquaculture in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, with a special focus on “Leaving no one behind”.

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Mon, 11 Oct 2021 06:29:37 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1175
Videos from the webinar on Culture-based fisheries for rural development https://enaca.org/?id=1169&title=videos-from-the-webinar-on-culture-based-fisheries-for-rural-development

Video recordings of technical presentations from the webinar on Culture-based fisheries for rural development (31 May 2021) are now available on Youtube. Presentations cover technical constraints, the socio-economic and impact on communities, micro-nutrient security, monitoring and evaluation, improving water quality through stocking selected species, biodiversity considerations, and success stories.

Please visit NACA's Youtube channel to access the videos. Our Youtube channel is brand new, please consider subscribing for more technical aquaculture videos!

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Fri, 20 Aug 2021 00:58:20 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1169
Aquaculture Asia Magazine, April-June 2021 https://enaca.org/?id=1160&title=aquaculture-asia-magazine-april-june-2021

In this issue:

Integrated taxonomy, conservation and sustainable development: Multiple facets of biodiversity; A note on 100th birth anniversary of the late Dr Hiralal Chaudhuri; Aquaculture field schools supporting mangroves for climate change adaptation of Indonesian milkfish-shrimp farmers; An insight to red tilapia breeding and culture: A farmer advisory; Aquaculture for livelihoods and food security in North-western India; NACA Newsletter.

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Mon, 12 Jul 2021 00:23:03 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1160