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Title Success stories in Asian aquaculture / Sena S. De Silva, F. Brian Davy, editors
Published Ottawa : International Development Research Centre ; [Bangkok] : NACA ; Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 214 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Aquaculture successes in Asia : contributing to sustained development and poverty alleviation / Sena S. De Silva and F. Brian Davy -- Recent developments in rice-fish culture in China : a holistic approach for livelihood improvement in rural areas / Miao Weimin -- Shrimp farmers in India : empowering small-scale farmers through a cluster-based approach / N.R. Umesh [and others] -- Backyard hatcheries and small scale shrimp and prawn farming in Thailand / Hassanai Kongkeo and F. Brian Davy -- Cage fish culture : an alternative livelihood option for communities displaced by reservoir impoundment in Kulekhani, Nepal / Tek B. Gurung [and others] -- Enhancing rural farmer income through fish production : secondary use of water resources in Sri Lanka and elsewhere / Upali S. Amarasinghe and Thuy T.T. Nguyen -- Striped catfish aquaculture in Vietnam : a decade of unprecedented development / Nguyen Thanh Phuong and Dang Thi Hoang Oanh -- The genetic improvement of farmed tilapias project : impact and lessons learned / Belen O. Acosta and Modadugu V. Gupta -- The role of exotics in Chinese inland aquaculture / Jiashou Liu and Zhongjie Li -- Synthesis and lessons learned / Sena S. De Silva, F. Brian Davy, and Michael J. Phillips
Summary The stories presented in Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture reflect the unique nature of Asian aquaculture, providing first-time insight into how and why it has become so successful. Overall, the book demonstrates how the resiliency, adaptability, and innovation of small-scale aquaculture farmers have been crucial to this success. It also places aquaculture development in Asia into a wider global context, and describes its relationship to natural systems, social conditions, and economics. The book is unique in its in-depth presentation of primary research on Asian aquaculture, and in demonstrating how aquaculture can have a lasting positive impact on livelihoods, food security, and sustainable development. This book will appeal to a wide range of readers. The introduction and conclusion give an excellent general overview of Asian aquaculture, and the individual case studies provide a wealth of new information for specialist readers. Researchers, development workers, and decision-makers, in particular, will be interested in how the Asian experience might be used to strengthen aquaculture development more generally and in other parts of the developing tropics of Latin America and Africa. Sena S. De Silva is Director General of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific and Honorary Professor of Aquaculture and Fisheries Biology at the School Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. F. Brian Davy is Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Canada and has over 35 years of experience in the field of aquatic resources
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aquaculture -- Asia
Cage aquaculture -- Asia
Fish culture -- Asia
Shellfish culture -- Asia
Mariculture -- Asia
Sciences de la terre.
Cage aquaculture.
Fish culture.
Shellfish culture.
Form Electronic book
Author De Silva, Sena S.
Davy, F. Brian.
International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific.
ISBN 9789048130870