Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department Institutional Repository (SAIR) is the official digital repository of scholarly and research information of the department. This is to enable the effective dissemination of AQD researchers' in-house and external publications for free and online. The repository uses DSpace, an open source software, developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries. It is an Open Archives Initiative (OAI)-compliant.

Initially, the repository shall contain preprints, full-texts or abstracts of journal articles, books and conference proceedings written by SEAFDEC/AQD scientists and researchers. The aim is to promote these publications especially those published in international peer-reviewed journals and generate higher citation through increased visibility.

It will also provide free access to all in-house publications of SEAFDEC/AQD. Full-text digitized copies of fishfarmer-friendly materials like books, handbooks, policy guidebooks, conference proceedings, extension manuals, institutional reports, annual reports (AQD Highlights), and newsletters (SEAFDEC Asian Aquaculture, Aqua Farm News, AquaDept News and AQD Matters) can be retrieved and downloaded.

In the future, SAIR will expand its collection to include images, presentations, audios, and videos among others.

The objectives of the repository are to: (1) to provide reliable means for SEAFDEC/AQD researchers to store, preserve and share their research outputs and (2) to provide easy access and increase the visibility of SEAFDEC/AQD scientific publications

SAIR also aims to encourage SEAFDEC/AQD researchers for self-archiving and submitting pre-prints from which metadata will be screened and approved by the library staff.

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  • Recent developments in the genetic improvement of the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium sp.) 

    Eguia, Maria Rowena R.; Aralar, Maria Lourdes C. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    This publication contains results from the research project “Development of Genetically Improved Strain of Macrobrachium” covered by the Program on the Promotion of Sustainable Aquaculture in the ASEAN Region (previously ...
  • Genetic characterization, domestication and improvement of Macrobrachium rosenbergii in the Philippines 

    Romana-Eguia, Maria Rowena R. ORCID; Cuvin-Aralar, Maria Lourdes ORCID; Dejarme, Henry E.; Rosario, Westly R.; Tayamen, Melchor M. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    Extensive studies in the Philippines and in adjacent countries revealed that 528 caridean prawn species are found in this region alone (Chan, 1998). Of all the known species, the giant freshwater prawn is considered the ...
  • Hatchery and pond culture of Macrobrachium rosenbergii in northern Mindanao 

    Dejarme, Henry E. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    The history of M. rosenbergii hatchery operations in Northern Mindanao can be traced from minor activities in different locations by several institutions. Earlier attempts to produce freshwater prawn postlarvae in hatcheries ...
  • Freshwater prawn research at SEAFDEC/AQD 

    Romana-Eguia, Maria Rowena R. ORCID; Cuvin-Aralar, Maria Lourdes ORCID; Laron, Manuel A. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    The Philippines lags behind Thailand and Indonesia as far as research and commercial production of the freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium sp., are concerned. Although studies on Macrobrachium sp. (or ulang as it is locally ...
  • Giant freshwater prawn farming in the Philippines 

    Rosario, Westly R.; Tayamen, Melchor (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    Freshwater prawn thrives in inland waters like rivers, lakes, swamps, irrigation canals, estuaries and even in rivers upstream. A recent survey in Luzon Island, Philippines identified 12 species of freshwater prawn found ...

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