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Demonstration of semi-intensive polyculture and integrated fish-poultry farming in Bangladesh







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    Report of the Seminar on the Mud Crab Culture and Trade - BOBP/REP/51
    Swat Thani, Thailand; November 5-8,1991
    1992
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    The mud crab, Scylla sp.. found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. has become increasingly popular by virtue of its meat quality and large size. While regional trade in the species has been growing. very little attention has been given to the fishery and culture in the Bay of Bengal region. The fishery, culture and trade in Scylla sp. i s small-scale and involves artisanal fisherfolk, thus attracting the interest of the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP). As little is known of the state of the fishery, culture and trade. it was felt that a regional seminar might be an appropriate medium for an exchange of information among BOBP’s member countries. A seminar would also provide an opportunity to update knowledge of the industry. Southern Thailand, particularly the province of Surat Thani, has long been a centre for the capture and culture of the mud crab. With the proximity of the provincial brackishwater station and the opportunity to observe the industry first-hand; the town of Surat Thani promised to be an ideal venue for the seminar. And so, BOBP, in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries (DOCF) of the Government of Thailand, convened the seminar from November 5 to 8, 1991 Representatives from all the BOBP member countries, as well as the Philippines, Australia and U.S.A., attended. Aquaculturists, scientists, businessmen, socio-economists, feed manufacturers and development strategists were among the 54 participants. There were five sessions: Biol ogy and natural resources. Seed supply, Culture, Trade and a combined session with focus on Extension, Credit and Economic. During these sessions, 22 papers a nd six backgrounders were presented. To our knowledge, this was the first seminar in the region, and perhaps the world, devoted exclusively to the mud crab.
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    Integrated livestock-fish farming systems 2003
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    Integrated farming in Asia is either considered an eco-friendly good that should be preserved for environmental reasons or a poor practice that will soon be superseded by industrial aquaculture. The reality, as this book describes, is a dynamic set of practices that have expanded rapidly under certain conditions but have proved inconsequential in others. An analysis concludes that most livestock-fish integration is sound business conducted by entrepreneurs accessing urban markets where the pric e of fish is relatively low. It can be used as part of a strategy to reduce environmental impacts of intensive livestock production and to produce low-cost food. Farmers have proved adept at both developing their systems to meet their own needs and diversifying the role of ponds, fish and livestock within their complex livelihoods. This overview identifies the factors that lead to success or failure and gives an insight into both concept and practice.

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