Aqua Farm News
A production guide for fishfarmers published by AV-Print Section, Training and Information Division, Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
This publication is a production guide for fish farmers and extension workers in the Southeast Asia region. It discusses the technology for cultured species and other recent information excerpted from various sources.
Journal, magazine- 1996 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterThis issue focuses on the value and benefits of fishponds and the comparative economic analyses of mangroves and fishponds. Shrimp farms are used to illustrate the benefits and hazards from aquaculture. It is evident that leaving the remaining mangrove forests as reserves can provide the human population with tremendously higher returns in terms of wildlife sanctuary, pollution sink, nutrient enrichment, nursery and breeding ground, and maintenance of sustained yield of brackishwater and marine fishes, shoreline protection, and natural land reclamation.
Journal, magazine- 1996 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterThis issue presents the shrimp production trends in Asia-Pacific, along with notes on the diseases devastating the industry and interviews with shrimp farmers in the Philippines. The options of shrimp farmers -- which are really quite limited and largely experimental - are discussed. These options include probiotics, the use of beta-glucans as immunostimulant, closed recycling systems. Farmers may also opt to farm other high-value species like grouper, mudcrab, or even milkfish to make use of the ponds they have invested quite a lot on. This issue also discusses Philippine government efforts to revive the shrimp industry, as well as AQD's R&D priorities for shrimp as worked out in various consultations with AQD's program partners and industry practitioners.
Journal, magazine- 1996 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterThis issue takes a close look at one fishing village working hard to manage its resources by itself. There are interviews with the village head or Barangay Captain, women leaders, a schoolkid, and a primary grade teacher. Juxtaposed with the lives of the representative members of the village is AQD's research on Community Fishery Resources Management (CFRM) that started in 1991. It has become imperative that the Malalison "laboratory site" be successful, for CFRM might just be the country's only hope in alleviating poverty among coastal communities.
Aqua Farm News, 1996 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterThe paper discusses the shrimp culture practices of Thailand, the top producing country of cultured shrimp. These shrimp culture techniques include the use of reservoirs for better waste management, utilization of undiluted seawater for culture, low-cost pumping systems, measures to neutralize acid sulfate soils, proper treatment of pond bottom, and solutions to disease problems.