A 296-page handbook with chapters on concepts & approaches of sustainable rural aquaculture, importance & conservation of coastal ecosystems, aquaculture technologies, socioeconomics of fishing communities, policies concerning fisheries and aquaculture in Southeast Asia, business planning, and approaches and strategies of the technological transfer pathways at SEAFDEC/AQD.

Acknowledgment

For the funds to conduct the Trainors’ training on rural aquaculture at SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department (AQD) and for the publication of the first two advance reading copies of this handbook, thanks are due the Japan-ASEAN Solidarity Fund of the ASEAN Foundation’s project on Human resource development (HRD) on poverty alleviation and food security by fisheries intervention in the ASEAN region.

Also acknowledged are the efforts of the SEAFDEC Secretariat in putting the HRD project together -- Dr. Siri Ekmarahaj, Dr. Hideki Tsubata and Ms. Rujarek Bumrasarinpai; AQD’s training section headed by Ms. KG Corre with staff Ms. R Bombeo, Mr. RR Pagador, Mr. CV Genzola, Ms. R Bautista and Mr. R Salde for organizing and conducting the training course; and AQD’s development communication section headed by Ms. MT Castanos with staff Mr. RP Guarin, Mr. RD Dianala and Ms. RV Hosillos for editing the first draft, design-layout and presswork.

Thanks also to AQD’s Publications Review Committee for the technical review -- Dr. Evelyn Grace DJ Ayson, Dr. Relicardo M. Coloso, Dr. Clarissa L. Marte, Mr. Rolando SJ Gapasin, Dr. Ma. Rowena R. Eguia, and Dr. Celia L. Pitogo.

Recent Submissions

  • Major diseases of cultured fish and shrimp 

    RV Pakingking Jr., ER Cruz-Lacierda & EV Alapide-Tendencia - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Nursery and grow-out of mud crab 

    ET Quinitio, MEM Rodriguez & FDP Estepa - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Development and management of cooperatives for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture 

    DB Baticados - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Guide to readers 

    Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
    In the ASEAN region, fisheries play an important role in producing food, generating income, and accelerating national social and economic development. Ironically, the fishing communities are the least benefited from the bounties of the vast fishery resources in the region. To make it worse, the fisherfolk were further marginalized in the development and exploitation of the fishery resources especially in aquaculture during the past decades. In fact, they are now suffering from the destruction of fishery resources caused by illegal and irresponsible fishing and aquaculture practices. Fishery communities are exposed to multiple dimensions of poverty (inadequate services, low level of education, politically poorly organized communities, and vulnerability), which are complicated to solve within a short term. In order to address the grinding poverty among the fisherfolk, access to technology may need to be improved. One way is disseminating the science-based technologies on aquaculture that were developed by SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department after 35 years of research-and-development. Hence, this handbook, which gives fisherfolk communities a lot of options to earn from aquaculture. The important thing though is that this handbook presents the technologies in the context of prudent resource management and resource use such that communities and aquaculture entrepreneurs will make sustainable living and enable future generations to do the same.
  • Coral reefs 

    CL Marte - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Parameters in site selection and monitoring 

    SMS Santander - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
    Before starting an aquaculture venture, it is necessary to first select an appropriate project site. Doing this ensures that money invested in the project is not later wasted because the site does not meet the requirements of the culture organism. It also makes sure that the environment is not compromised and will be able to sustain the aquaculture activities.

    Two major parameters are considered during site selection. These are the 1) physico-chemical; and 2) environmental parameters. Physico-chemical parameters affect the health of the culture organisms while the environmental parameters will give insights on the sustainability of the aquaculture venture. However, the task does not end with site selection. Monitoring of the aquatic environments is also essential to note any changes in the environment that may affect the aquaculture project and the environment itself.
  • Business planning and management for sustainable small-scale rural aquaculture 

    RF Agbayani - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Book chapter

    Nursery and grow-out culture of high-value fish species in sea cages 

    AG Gaitan & JD Toledo - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Financial analysis 

    ND Salayo & DHM Tormon - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Socioeconomic considerations in sustainable aquaculture 

    DB Baticados - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Seagrasses 

    AQ Hurtado - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Development communication work at SEAFDEC/AQD 

    MT Castaños - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Organizing communities for rural aquaculture 

    DB Baticados - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Nutrient requirements of tropical aquaculture species 

    RM Coloso - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Training program of SEAFDEC/AQD 

    KG Corre - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Nursery and grow-out of the tropical abalone 

    VC Encena III - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Seaweed farming 

    MRJ Luhan - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Shrimp culture 

    NV Golez - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
    This chapter aims to show simple methods for aquaculture and concentrate on most aspects of extensive, semi-intensive and intensive culture of shrimps in brackishwater from site selection, pond construction, pond preparation, rearing techniques, water management, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and economics.
  • Freshwater aquaculture for rural communities 

    MRR Romana-Eguia & RV Eguia - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Legal regulatory framework, policies and issues 

    ND Salayo - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
    This chapter on the formulation of legal regulatory framework and policies is intended to complement governance of fisheries and aquaculture systems and enable effective practice of rural aquaculture in developing countries in Southeast Asia (SEA).

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