Advancing the Aquaculture Agenda

Workshop Proceedings

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Aquaculture now provides more than 50% of the global supply of fisheries products for direct human consumption. This conference proceedings addresses key policy challenges of the aquaculture sector. Policy makers, academics, industry representatives, NGOs and international organisations gathered to discuss the critical economic, environmental and social aspects of aquaculture.  This publication presents a selection of key issues covered by the workshop and includes a large number of country case studies, which provide specific examples of national approaches to aquaculture management.




Chinese Taipei: A control strategy for viral diseases in grouper seed production

Groupers fish in Chinese Taipei which are consumed in particular during festival seasons or special occasions as a status symbol and are expensive. Grouper stocks suffer from overfishing and aquaculture production which has developed considerably since the 1970s to overcome the supply constraints posed by wild stocks. Due to their rapid growth and commercial profitability, groupers soon became the most important marine fish culture in Chinese Taipei. The government actively supported this development, e.g. by removing trade barriers for fry. Production reached 17 000 tonnes in 2008. The success in larviculture is attributed to a series of factors: mass production of fertilised eggs; aggregated hatchery businesses, experienced operators and specialized subsystems; and high efficiency in the production of live food.


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