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  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol.14, No.4, pp.1-52, October - December 2009

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2009)
    Sustainable aquaculturePeter Edwards writes on rural aquacultureEdwards, P.Mussel farming initiatives in North Kerala, India: A case of successful adoption of technology leading to rural livelihood transformationLaxmilatha, P., Thomas, S., Asokan, P.K., Surendranathan, V.G., Sivadasan, M.P., and Ramachandran, N.P.Selective study on the availability in indigenous fish species having ornamental value in some districts of West BengalPanigrahi, A.K., Dutta, S. and Ghosh, I.Aquaculture livelihoods service centres in Aceh, Indonesia:A novel approach to improving the livelihoods of small scale fish farmersRavikumar, B. and Yamamoto, K.Research and farming techniquese-Sagu Aqua - an innovative information and communication technology model for transfer of technology for aquacultureVimala, D. D., Ravisankar, T., Mahalakshmi, P., and Kumaran, M.Freshwater pearl crop: an emerging enterprise in the Indian subcontinentMisra, G., Jena, J. and Kumar, K.Genetics and biodiversityPreliminary risk assessment of Pacific white leg shrimp (P. vannamei) introduced to Thailand for aquacultureSenanan, W., Panutrakul, S., Barnette, P., Chavanich, S., Mantachitr, V., Tangkrock-Olan, N., and Viyakarn, V.Farmer profileAquatic animal healthAsian fish health experts visit AustraliaOlsen, L. and Ingram, B. (Fisheries Victoria)Black gill disease of cage-cultured ornate rock lobster Panulirus ornatus in central Vietnam caused by Fusarium speciesNha, V.V., Hoa, D.T. and Khoa, L.V.Marine Finfish Aquaculture NetworkEffects of the partial substitution fish oil by soybean oil in the diets on muscle fatty acid composition of juvenile cobia (Rachycentron canadum)Hung, P.D. and Mao, N.D.Growth response of cobia Rachycentron canadum (Pisces: Rachycentridae) under the hypersaline conditions of the Emirate of Abu DhabiYousif, O.M.*, Kumar, K.K. and Abdul-Rahman, A.F.A.NACA Newsletter
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol.14, No.2, pp.1-40, April-June 2009

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2009)
    Sustainable aquacultureGLOBALG.A.P. standard in Thai shrimp farms: Mission (im)possible? p.4Leepaisomboon, T., Chuchird, N., Limsuwan, C., Steenbruggen, E.R.,and Mungkung, R.The Victorian trout industry & the bushfires p.6Mosig, J.Small-scale aquaculture in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar p.10Edwards, P.The history, status, and future prospects of monosex tilapia culture in Thailand p.18Belton, B., Turongruang, D., Bhujel, R. and Little, D.C.Mangroves of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province in southern Thailand: Species diversity,community structure and current status p.20By Amarasinghe, M.D., Dulyapurk, V., Taparhudee, W., Yoonpundh, R. andJumnongsong, S.Research and farming techniquesInduced breeding of pacu (Piaractus brachypomus) in captivity with pituitary extract p.23Chattarjee, N.R. and Mazumdar, B.Aquatic animal healthFumonisins - mycotoxins of increasing importance in fish! p. 24Griessler, K. and Encarnação, P.Genetics and biodiversityMicrosatellite DNA markers, a fisheries perspective. Part 1: The nature of microsatellites p.27Sekar, M., Suresh, E., Kumar, N.S., Nayak, S.K., Balakrishna, C.Asia-Pacific Marine Finfi sh Aquaculture MagazineFormulated feed for tiger grouper grow-out p.30Rachmansyah, Usman, Palinggi, N.N. and Williams, K.NACA Newsletter 36
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol.14, No.3, pp.1-44, July-September 2009

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2009)
    Sustainable aquacultureContrasting community management and revenue sharing practices of culture-based fisheries in Lao PDRSaphakdy, B., Phomsouvanh, A., Davy, B., Nguyen, T.T.T. and De Silva, S.S.;Floodplain aquaculture in Begumgonj: New horizon for rural livelihoods in BangladeshHossain, M. S.;Promoting small-scale inland aquaculture in Papua New GuineaEdwards, P.;Group approach to shrimp farming: The key to sustainabilityKumaran, M.;Research and farming techniquesNative catfish culture - a technology package for fish farmersHaniffa, M. A.;An assessment on the influence of salinity in the growth of black clam (Villorita cyprinoides) in cages in Cochin estuary with a special emphasis on the impact of Thennermukkom Salinity BarrierArun, A. U.;Aquatic animal healthEUS in Asia and Africa: Stimulus for regional initiatives!!!Mohan, C.V.Marine Finfish Aquaculture NetworkOffshore opportunities for artisanal aquacultureStock, C.;Grouper aquaculture in BrazilSanches, E.G. and Von Seckendorff, R.W.NACA Newsletter
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol.13, No.3, pp.1-60, July-September 2008

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2008)
    Comments on possible improvements to carp culture in Andhra Pradesh.Aquaculture and environmental issues in the region of Nai Lagoon, Ninh Hai district,Ninh Thuan province, Viet Nam.Climate change impacts on fi sheries and aquaculture.New initiatives in fisheries extension.Selection potential for feed efficiency in farmed salmonids.Freshwater prawn hatcheries in Bangladesh: Concern of broodstock.Production of Cirrhinus molitorella and Labeo chrysophekadion for culture based fisheriesdevelopment in Lao PDR 2: Nursery culture and grow-out.Mussel farming: alternate water monitoring practice.Benefit-cost analysis for fi ngerling production of kutum Rutilus frisii kutum (Kamensky, 1901)in 2005 in Iran.The effects of feeding frequency on FCR and SGR factors of the fry of rainbow trout,Oncorhynchus mykiss.Asia-Pacific Marine Finfish Aquaculture Network Magazine:The use of poultry by-product meals in pelleted feed for humpback grouper.Production update – marine finfish aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region.Crustacean parasites and their management in brackishwater finfish culture.NACA Newsletter
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol.13, No.4, pp.1-51, October-December 2008

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2008)
    EditorialAn increasingly secure future for wastewater-fed aquaculture in Kolkata, India? by Peter Edwards.First culture-based fisheries growth cycle in Lao PDR is overwhelmingly encouraging, by Sena De Silva.Revival of abandoned shrimp farms in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, by National Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (NaCSA).Growth of forward and backward industries linked with aquaculture in Kolleru Lake area, Andhra Pradesh, India, byA. K. Roy, G. S. Saha, P. Kumaraiah and N. SarangiEffective marketing strategies for economic viability of prawn farming in Kuttanad, India, by Ranjeet K. and B. Madhusoodana Kurup.Applications of nutritional biotechnology in aquaculture, byS.D. Singh, S.K. Nayak, M. Sekar and B.K. Behera.Some technical and management aspects of catfish hatcheries in Hong Ngu district, Dong Thap province, Vietnam, byH. P. Hung, N. T. T. An, N. V. Trieu, D. T. Yen, U. Na-Nakorn, Thuy T. T. Nguyen.Nodavirus: An emerging threat to freshwater prawn farming, by Biju Sam Kamalam, J., Saravanan, S. and Ajith Stalin, J.L.Asia-Pacific Marine Finfish Aquaculture Network Magazine:Asian seabass farming: Brainstorming workshop and training in India.Comparative study for broodstock management of grey mullet (Mugil cephalus L.) in cages and earthen ponds with hormone treatment, by Nani Gopal Das, Md. Shahadat Hossain, Sushanta Bhattacharjee and Prabal Barua.Cultivation of gilthead sea bream (Sparus auratus L.) in low saline inland water of the southern part of Israel desert, by Samuel Appelbaum and A. Jesu Arockia Raj.Mariculture development opportunities in SE Sulawesi, Indonesia, by La Ode M. Aslan, Hotman Hutauruk, Armen Zulham,Irwan Effendy, Mhummaed Atid, Michael Phillips,Lars Olsen, Brendan Larkin, Sena S De Silva, GeoffGooley.Improved hatchery and grow-out technology for marine finfish.NACA Newsletter
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol.14, No.1, pp.1-51, January-March 2009

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2009)
    Peter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: Myanmar revisited.Harvesting, traditional preservation and marketing of fishes of Chalan Beel, Bangladesh, by Galib, S.M. and Samad, M.A.Role of community in production and supply of larger, quality fingerlings, by Radheyshyam, De, H.K. and Saha, G.S.Can rice-fish farming provide food security in Bangladesh? by Ahmed, N. and Luong-Van, J.Nutritional and food security for rural poor through multi-commodity production from a lake of eastern Uttar Pradesh, by Singh, S.K.Emerging boost in Sri Lankan reservoir fish production: a case of adoption of past research findings, byAmarasinghe, U.S., Weerakoon, D.E.M., Athukorala, D.A.Farming the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium malcolmsonii, by RadheyshyamBreeding and seed production of butter catfish, Ompok pabda (Siluridae) at Kalyani Centre of CIFA, India, by Chakrabarti, P.P., Chakrabarty, N.M. and Mondal, S.C.Asia-Pacific Marine Finfish Aquaculture MagazineUse of fish in animal feeds: a fresh perspective National strategies for aquatic animal health management, by Mohan, C.V.NACA Newsletter.
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp.1-47, April-June 2003

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2003)
    *Table of Contents*Sustainable AquaculturePeter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: Peri-urban aquaculture in KolkataA case of informal shrimp farmers association and its role in sustainable shrimp farming in Tamil Nadu, IndiaM. Kumaran, N. Kalaimani, K. Ponnusamy, V.S. Chandrasekaran, D. Deboral VimalaDiffusion and adoption of shrimp farming technologiesM. Kumaran, K. Ponnusamy and N. KalaimaniFarmers as Scientists: Aquaculture education in India - opportunities for global partnershipM.C. NandeeshaInformation system of fish germplasm resources in ChinaYang Ningsheng, Ge Chanshui, Ouyang Haiying, Yuan YongmingStatus and development needs of freshwater crustacean aquaculture in ChinaXu PaoResearch and Farming TechniquesAquaculture fundamentals: Getting the most out of your feed Part II: The role of macronutrientsSimon WilkinsonFish breeding in captivity - some innovative adaptations of technology by Bengal farmersN.R. ChattopadhyayScientific guidelines for farmers engaged in freshwater prawn farming in IndiaVishal SaxenaMarine Finfish SectionNews and publicationsStatus and development of mariculture in IndonesiaKetut SugamaAquatic Animal HealthUse of probiotics in larval rearing of new candidate speciesRehana AbidiAdvice on aquatic animal health care: Problems in shrimp culture during the wet season (Thai/English languages)Pornlerd Chanratchakool
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp.1-58, January-March 2003

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2003)
    *Table of Contents* Sustainable AquacultureFertilization, soil and water quality management in small-scale ponds part II:Soil and water quality management S. AdhikariFisheries and aquaculture activities in Nepal Tek GurungPeter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: A knowledge-base for rural aquaculture Farmers as Scientists: Commercialization of giant freshwater prawn culture in IndiaM.C. NandeeshaAquaculture in reservoir fed canal based irrigation systems of India – a boon for fish production K.M. Rajesh, Mridula R. Mendon, K. N. Prabhudeva and P. Arun PadiyarResearch and Farming TechniquesProduction and grow-out of the Black-lip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera Idris LaneBreeding of carps using a low-cost, small-scale hatchery in Assam, India: A farmer proven technology S.K. DasGenes and Fish: Hybridisation – more trouble than its worth? Graham MairBreeding and culture of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra in Vietnam R. Pitt and N. D. Q. DuyThe potential use of palm kernel meal in aquaculture feeds Wing-Keong NgUsing a Simple GIS model to assess development patterns of small-scale rural aquaculture in the wider environment Simon R. BushAquaculture fundamentals: Getting the most out of your feed Simon WilkinsonMarine finfish sectionStatus of marine finfish aquaculture in MyanmarU Khin KolayRegional training course on grouper hatchery productionAquatic Animal HealthAdvice on aquatic animal health care: Problems in Penaeus monodon culturein low salinity areasPornlerd Chanratchakool
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp.1-42, October-December 2005

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2005)
    *Table of Contents* Sustainable aquaculturePeter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: Small-scale pond culture in Bangladesh. People in aquacultureCommunity based aquaculture - issues and challenges H.K. De and G.S. Saha.Aquaculture as an action programme: An exercise in building confidence and self worth.B. Shanthi, V.S. Chandrasekaran, M. Kailasam, M. Muralidar, T. Ravisankar,.C. Saradad and M. KrishnanThe STREAM Column: Transforming policy recommendations into pro-poor service provisionGraham Haylor.Research & farming techniques.Grow out of juvenile spotted Babylon to marketable size in earthen ponds II: Polyculture with seabass.S. Kritsanapuntu, N. Chaitanawisuti, W. Santhaweesuk and Y. NatsukariAsia-Pacific Marine Finfish Aquaculture Network.Influence of economic conditions of importing nations and unforeseen global events on grouper markets.Sih Yang Sim.Present status of hatchery technology for cobia in Vietnam. Nhu Van Can.Report on grouper hatchery training course in Indonesia.Nguyen Quoc Thai.Aquatic animal health.Biosecured and improved penaeid shrimp production through organic nursery raceway system in India.Felix. S. and M. Samaya Kannan.Management of monogenean parasites in brackishwater finfish.K.P. Jithendran, M. Natarajan and I.S. Azad.Vembanad Lake: A potential spawner bank of the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii on the southwest coast of India.Paramaraj Balamurugan, Pitchaimuthu Mariappan & Chellam Balasundaram.
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp.1-36, January - March 2006

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2006)
    *Table of Contents* Research & farming techniquesNursery rearing of Puntius goniotus: A preliminary trial K.N. Mohnta, J.K. Jena & S.N. MohantyArtemia enrichment and biomass production for larval finfishand shellfish culture A.S. NinaweVembanad Lake: A potential spawner bank of the giant freshwater prawnMacrobrachium rosenbergii on the southwest coast of India Paramaraj Balamurugan, Pitchaimuthu Mariappan & Chellam BalasundaramSeed production of mud crab Scylla serrata at the Rajiv Gandhi Centerfor Aquaculture, Tamil Nadu, India Mohamed Shaji, Emilia T. Quinitio, Thampi Samraj, S. Kandan, K. Ganesh,Dinesh Kumar, S. Arulraj, S. Pandiarajan, Shajina Ismail and K. Dhandapan.Sustainable aquacultureFish wastes in urban and suburban markets of Kolkata: Problems and potentials Kausik Mondal, Anilava Kaviraj & P.K. MukhopadhyayPeople in aquaculturePeter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: Farming carps in leased pondsby groups of poor women in Chandpur, Bangladesh Aquatic animal healthLymphocystis disease and diagnostic methods in China Jing Xing, Xiuzhen Sheng & Wenbin ZhanAsia-Pacific Marine Finfish Aquaculture NetworkMesocosm technology advances grouper culture in northern Australia Elizabeth Cox, Peter Fry & Anjanette Johnston
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol.13, No.2, pp.1-56, April-June 2008

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2008)
    Peter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: From integrated carp polyculture to intensive monoculture in the Pearl River Delta, South China.Better management practices for Vietnamese catfish.Ipomoea aquatica – an aquaculture friendly macrophyte.A status overview of fisheries and aquaculture development in Pakistan with context to other Asian countries.The changing face of post-grad education in aquaculture: contributing to soaring production and sustainable practices.Hatchery management in Bangladesh.Production of Cirrhinus molitorella and Labeo chrysophekadion for culture based fisheries development in Lao PDR Part I: Captive spawning.Application of ipil-ipil leaf meal as feed Ingredient for monosex tilapia fry (Oreochromis niloticus) in terms of growth and economics.Fermented feed ingredients as fish meal replacer in aquafeed production Aquaculture and fishing management in coastal zone demarcation: the case of Thailand.Reservoir fisheries of freshwater prawn – success story of an emerging culture-based giant freshwater prawn fishery at Malampuzha Dam in Kerala, India.Determining and locating sea cage production area for sustainable tropical aquaculture.SPC Pacific-Asia marine fish mariculture technical workshop: “Farming Marine Fishes for our Future”.Developing Better Management Practices for Marine Finfish Aquaculture.Breeding and seed production of silver pompano (Trachinotus blochii, Lacepede) at the Mariculture Development Center of Batam.Potential of silver pomfret (Pampus argenteus) as a new candidate species for aquaculture.NACA Newsletter.
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol.13, No.1, pp.1-56, January-March 2008

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2008)
    Developing guidelines for sustainable freshwater aquaculture planning in Vietnam.Aquaculture production, certification and trade: Challenges and opportunities for the small-scale farmer in Asia.The successful development of backyard hatcheries for crustaceans in Thailand.Alternate carp species for diversification in freshwater aquaculture in India.Genetic and reproduction technologies for enhanced aquaculture and fisheries management of Murray cod.Effluent and disease management in traditional practices of shrimp farming: A case study on the west coast of Sabah, Malaysia.Status of sahar domestication and its development in the Himalayan Region of Nepal.Vaccination benefits highlighted as Schering-Plough reinforces commitment to Asian aquaculture.Comparative advantage analysis of shrimp production in Asia.Strategies to improve livelihood of the rural poor: A case study in two small reservoirs in Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam.Cambodian Government ban on snakehead farming enforced.Marine finfish aquaculture developments at ‘Indonesian Aquaculture 2007’.Production update – marine finfish aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific region.Body size of rotifers from estuaries in North Sulawesi.NACA Newsletter.
  • Manual on application of molecular tools in aquaculture and inland fisheries management. Part 2. Laboratory protocols and data analysis

    Nguyen, Thuy; Hurwood, David; Mather, Peter; Na-Nakorn, Uthairat; Kamonrat, Wongpathom; Bartley, Devin (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2006)
    The aim of this manual is to provide a comprehensive practical tool for the generation and analysis of genetic data for subsequent application in aquatic resources management in relation to genetic stock identification in inland fisheries and aquaculture. The material only covers general background on genetics in relation to aquaculture and fisheries resource management, the techniques and relevant methods of data analysis that are commonly used to address questions relating to genetic resource characterisation and population genetic analyses. No attempt is made to include applications of genetic improvement techniques e.g. selective breeding or producing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The manual includes two ‘stand-alone’ parts, of which this is the second volume:Part 1 – Conceptual basis of population genetic approaches: will provide a basic foundation on genetics in general, and concepts of population genetics. Issues on the choices of molecular markers and project design are also discussed.Part 2 – Laboratory protocols, data management and analysis: will provide step-by-step protocols of the most commonly used molecular genetic techniques utilised in population genetics and systematic studies. In addition, a brief discussion and explanation of how these data are managed and analysed is also included.This manual is expected to enable NACA member country personnel to be trained to undertake molecular genetic studies in their own institutions, and as such is aimed at middle and higher level technical grades. The manual can also provide useful teaching material for specialised advanced level university courses in the region and postgraduate students. The manual has gone through two development/improvement stages. The initial material was tested at a regional workshop and at the second stage feedback from participants was used to improve the contents.
  • Aquaculture Asia, vol. 12, no. 3, pp.1-52, July-September 2007

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2007)
    Aquaculture Asia is a magazine for farmers and aquaculture-related service industries. Articles cover all aspects of aquaculture and the related processing, marketing, economic, environmental and social issues that surround the industry, with regular sections on sustainable aquaculture, marine finfish aquaculture, aquatic animal health, research and farming techniques and the NACA Newsletter. Emphasis is placed on the practical outcomes of research that are of direct benefit to the industry, in particular to small-scale farmers. Articles in this issue include:Buffaloes in favour of culture-based fisheries in Sri Lanka, by Asanka Jayasinghe and Upali Amarasinghe.Aquafeeds in Myanmar: A change from farm-made to factory-made feeds, by Wing-Keong Ng, Myint Soe and Hla Phone.Challenging myths about fish seed quality and potential benefits to the rural poor: Lessons learnt in Asia, by David C. Little, Benoy K Barman and Corinne Critchlow-Watton.Magur (Clarias batrachus) seed production using low cost hatcheries: A participatory approach in Dakshin Dinajpur District of West Bengal, India, by Biswajit Goswami.World Vision promotes aquaculture for the poor in Northeast Thailand, by Peter Edwards.Cage fish culture and fisheries for food security and livelihoods in mid hill lakes of Pokhara Valley, Nepal: Post community-based management adoption, by Suresh Kumar Wagle, Tek Bahadur Gurung, Jay Dev Bista and Ash Kumar Rai.Water hyacinth - a little known role and potential in aquatic ecosystems, by R. N. Mandal, P. C. Das, and P. K. Mukhopadhyay.The effects of the application of different concentrations of trichlorfon on the survival and growth of the larvae and fry of Caspian kutum, Rutilus frisii kutum, by Nasrin Choobkar.Update: Marine finfish research and development at the Research Institute for Mariculture,Gondol, Bali, Indonesia, by Sih Yang Sim, Ketut Suwirya and Mike Rimmer.Marine fish hatchery training for aquaculture technicians from the South Pacific Region,in Krabi CFRDC, Thailand, by Antoine Teitelbaum.Holding salinity during the breeding season affects final oocyte maturation and egg quality in sand bass (Psammoperca waigiensis, Cuvier & Valencienes 1828), by Pham Quoc Hung, Nguyen Tuong Anh, Nguyen Dinh Mao.Rabbitfish Siganus guttatus breeding and larval rearing trial, by Rachmansyah, Usman, Samuel Lante and Taufi k Ahmad.NACA Newsletter.
  • Manual on application of molecular tools in aquaculture and inland fisheries management. Part 1. Conceptual basis of population genetic approaches

    Nguyen, Thuy; Hurwood, David; Mather, Peter; Na-Nakorn, Uthairat; Kamonrat, Wongpathom; Bartley, Devin (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2006)
    The aim of this manual is to provide a comprehensive practical tool for the generation and analysis of genetic data for subsequent application in aquatic resources management in relation to genetic stock identification in inland fisheries and aquaculture. The material only covers general background on genetics in relation to aquaculture and fisheries resource management, the techniques and relevant methods of data analysis that are commonly used to address questions relating to genetic resource characterisation and population genetic analyses. No attempt is made to include applications of genetic improvement techniques e.g. selective breeding or producing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The manual includes two ‘stand-alone’ parts, of which this is the first volume:Part 1 – Conceptual basis of population genetic approaches: will provide a basic foundation on genetics in general, and concepts of population genetics. Issues on the choices of molecular markers and project design are also discussed.Part 2 – Laboratory protocols, data management and analysis: will provide step-by-step protocols of the most commonly used molecular genetic techniques utilised in population genetics and systematic studies. In addition, a brief discussion and explanation of how these data are managed and analysed is also included.This manual is expected to enable NACA member country personnel to be trained to undertake molecular genetic studies in their own institutions, and as such is aimed at middle and higher level technical grades. The manual can also provide useful teaching material for specialised advanced level university courses in the region and postgraduate students. The manual has gone through two development/improvement stages. The initial material was tested at a regional workshop and at the second stage feedback from participants was used to improve the contents.
  • Aquaculture Asia, vol. 12, no. 2, pp.1-50, April-June 2007

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2007)
    Aquaculture Asia is a magazine for farmers and aquaculture-related service industries. Articles cover all aspects of aquaculture and the related processing, marketing, economic, environmental and social issues that surround the industry, with regular sections on sustainable aquaculture, marine finfish aquaculture, aquatic animal health, research and farming techniques and the NACA Newsletter. Emphasis is placed on the practical outcomes of research that are of direct benefit to the industry, in particular to small-scale farmers. Articles in this issue include:Towards sustainability of black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon farming in Sri Lanka, by D.E.M. Weerakoon.An economic analysis of stock enhancement of Persian sturgeon Acipenser persicus in Iran, by Hassan Salehi.Aquaculture and environmental sustainability in Thailand: Food or financial security? By Jamie Stewart and Ram C. Bhujel.Cage fish culture - successful income generation in manmade reservoir Kulekhani, Markhu, Nepal, by Ash Kumar Rai and Suresh Kumar Wagle.Diversification of rice farming alleviates poverty in a Bangladesh village, by Peter Edwards.Aquaculture of sea-pineapple, Halocynthia roretzi in Japan, by TTT. Nguyen, N. Taniguchi, M. Nakajima, U. Na-Nakorn, N. Sukumasavin, K. Yamamoto.Development of green mussel cultivation in Thailand: Sriracha Bay, Chonburi Province, by Suriyan Tunkijjanukij and Alongot Intarachart.Selective breeding for growth and fillet yield of river catfish Pangasianodon hypophthalmus in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, by Nguyen Van Sang, Nguyen Van Hao, Dinh Hung, Pham Dinh Khoi, Bui Thi Lien Ha, Vu Hai Dinh, Nguyen Dien.Fish for life: Producing high quality fish seed in rural areas of Asia, by David C. Little, Benoy K. Barman and Corinne Critchlow-Watton.Utilisation of local feed ingredients in tiger grouper grow out moist diets, by Usman, Rachmansyah, Neltje N. Palinggi and Taufi k Ahmad.Optimal nutrition for marine fish, by Arjen Roem.SEAFDEC tests its feed formulations for marine fishes.NACA Newsletter.
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol 12, No. 1, pp.1-51, January-March 2007

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2007)
    Aquaculture Asia is a magazine for farmers and aquaculture-related service industries. Articles cover all aspects of aquaculture and the related processing, marketing, economic, environmental and social issues that surround the industry, with regular sections on sustainable aquaculture, marine finfish aquaculture, aquatic animal health, research and farming techniques and the NACA Newsletter. Emphasis is placed on the practical outcomes of research that are of direct benefit to the industry, in particular to small-scale farmers. Articles in this issue include:Cage culture of tilapia in Lake Taal, Philippines, by Peter Edwards.Development and adoption of BMPs by self-help farmer groups, by Umesh N.R.Lotus - an aquatic plant of versatile qualities, by R.N. Mandal, G.S. Saha and P.K. Mukhopadhay.Integrated aquaculture-agriculture systems in Bangladesh: Potential for sustainable livelihoods and nutritional security of the rural poor, by Nesar Ahmed, Md Abdul Wahab and Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted.Development of a spreadsheet model of the market chain for the live reef food fish trade, by Geoffrey Muldoon and Bill Johnston.Report of the 4th Regional Grouper Hatchery Production Training Course 2006, by Sih Yang Sim.5th Regional Grouper Hatchery Training Course 2007.Immunological and nucleic acid based methods for detection of food borne pathogens, byP.R. Sahoo and S. Tanuja.Quantitative evaluation of APP for the standardization of stress in naturally and artificially EUS infected Channa gachua, by Alok Tripathi and T.A.QureshiReplacing marine fish oil in aquafeeds with tropical palm oil products, by Wing-Keong Ng.
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol.12, No.4, pp.1-52, October-December 2007

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2007)
    Sustainable aquaculture. A different form of dumping: The need for a precautionary approach for yet anothernew species for shrimp farming in Asia. Sena S. De Silva, C.V. Mohan and Michael J. Phillips.Sustainable livelihoods of pangus farming in rural Bangladesh. Nesar Ahmed and Mohammad R. Hasan. Kolleru carp culture in India: An aquaplosion and an explosion. R. Ramakrishna.Genetics and biodiversity. The business approach to operating national broodstock centres: An innovative strategy for developing the freshwater aquaculture seed industry in Viet Nam. Roehlano M. Briones, Tran Thi Huyen Trang, Nguyen Cong Dan, Nguyen Huu Ninh, Pham Van Khanh, Nguyen Hien Thi, Don Griffi ths and Trinh Quoc Trong.Research and farming techniques. A new freshwater aquaculture practice that has successfully targeted a niche export market with major positive societal impacts: Myanmar. U Khin Aye Maung, U Khin Ko Lay, U Hla Win, Sena S. De Silva. Sustainable and safe black tiger shrimp seed will increase profit of farmers. Peter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture: Pilgrimage to traditional carp pond culture in Central Europe.Asia-Pacific Marine Finfish Aquaculture Network MagazineCould domperidone via oral administration enhance final oocyte maturation and ovulation and in the long-term affect egg and larval quality in sand bass Psammoperca waigiensis? Pham Quoc Hung, Nguyen Tuong Anh, Nguyen Dinh Mao.Effect of dietary protein and lipid level on growth performance of tiger grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus during late-stage grow-out. Nyoman Adiasmara Giri, K. Suwirya, T. Sutarmat and M. Marzuqi.Monogenean disease in cultured grouper (Epinephelus spp.) and snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam Dr Do Thi Hoa, Phan Van Ut
  • Aquaculture Asia, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.1-58, January - March 2002

    Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-PacificBangkok, Thailand, 2002)
    CONTENTS:Peter Edwards writes on rural aquaculture. The trade in live reef foodfish: a Hongkong perspective by Frazer McGilvray & Thierry T.C. Chan.Threading the STREAM components. Graham Haylor.Organising and operating a regional federation ofaquaculture producers by Courtney Hough.A note on enhancing access to, and meeting, marketrequirements for aquaculture products by Bienvenido Rola.Big business, barnacles and barra boofing by Heather KingChloramphenicol concerns in shrimp culture by Amornchai Somjetlerdcharoen.Freshwater pearl culture and production in China by Hua Dan and Gu Ruobo.Freshwater prawn culture in China: an overview by Miao Weimin and Ge Xianping.Genes and fish by Graham Mair.Farmers as scientists by M.C. Nandeesha.Status of common carp varieties under culture in China by Zhu Jian.Induced spawning of Pangasius sutchi with pituitary extract by N.R. Chattopadhyay, B. Mazumder and B. Mazumdar.Aquaculture and fisheries technology news from China.

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