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Título : Use of Genetically Improved and Alien Species for Aquaculture and Conservation of Aquatic Biodiversity in Africa
ASFA Terms: Genetics
Aquaculture
Aquaculture engineering
Fecha de publicación : 2004
Editorial : Penang : WorldFish Center
Citación : Gupta, M.V., D.M. Bartley and B.O. Acosta (Ed.) WorldFish Center Conference Proceedings, Malaysia : Penang, Penang : WorldFish Center, p. 113
Resumen : Starting from a small base, aquaculture production in Africa registered annual growth rates equal to or above those in other regions. This expansion was due to signifi cant increases in a few African countries. Increasing demand coupled with rapidly dwindling catches from capture fi sheries, the implementation of novel participatory approaches to technology development and transfer, and the emergence of a few successful large-scale tilapia culture operations directed at the export market offer opportunities for further expansion in both the small-scale and large-scale commercial sectors. Existing biotechnical, economic and institutional challenges, which include lack of national policies to guide aquaculture development, unfriendly investment policies, the absence of linkages between farmers, research/technology development and extension, and unfavorable investment climates, are currently being addressed in a number of African countries. Long-term economic sustainability of African aquaculture will depend on the development and implementation of national policies that ensure the social and environmental sustainability of the industry.
URI : http://hdl.handle.net/1834/295
ISBN : 983-2346-27-4
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