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
  • Grow-out culture of seabass, grouper and snapper in ponds 

    EB Coniza & MR Catacutan - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Sustainable rural aquaculture: concepts and approaches 

    RF Agbayani - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
    This introductory chapter will discuss principles and concepts on community-based aquaculture. The Regional code of conduct for responsible aquaculture will be part of it.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Development communication work at SEAFDEC/AQD 

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

    RF Agbayani - 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
  • Aquaculture marketing 

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

    Training handbook on rural aquaculture 

    Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department - 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
    This handbook covers four important factors in undertaking sustainable aquaculture livelihood namely: (1) aquatic resources and environment; (2) socioeconomic attributes of fishing communities; (3) appropriate and economically feasible aquaculture technologies; and, (4) policy issues and institutional arrangements related to a balanced fishery management and aquaculture livelihood. The long-term outcomes of these strategies shall be measured in terms of environmental sustainability, economic uplift of the community, and equitable distribution of benefits among different sectors of the community.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nursery and grow-out culture of milkfish in ponds 

    EB Coniza - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Nursery culture of high-value fish species in brackishwater ponds 

    JM Ladja & RSJ Gapasin - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Governance and co-management strategies 

    RF Agbayani & ND Salayo - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
  • Mangroves 

    MJHL Lebata-Ramos - In Training Handbook on Rural Aquaculture, 2009 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center

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