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Regional Review on Status and Trends in Aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa - 2010 / Revue régionale sur la situation et les tendances dans l’aquaculture en Afrique subsaharienne - 2010.










Satia, B.P. Regional Review on Status and Trends in Aquaculture in sub-Saharan Africa – 2010/Revue régionale sur la situation et les tendances dans l’aquaculture en Afrique subsaharienne – 2010. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular/FAO, Circulaire sur les pêches et l’aquaculture No. 1061/4. Rome, FAO. 2011. 152 pp.


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