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Small-Scale Culture of the Flat Oyster ( Ostrea Folium) in Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia -BOBP/WP/73








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    Small-scale Oyster Culture on the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia - BOBP/REP/63 1993
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    This paper describes small-scale oyster culture trials carried out in the states of Kedah and Perak on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Rafts and longlines were found to be economically viable and the technology was transferred to fishermen. Spat of the slipper oyster, Crassostrea iredalei, were transplanted from the east coast of peninsular Malaysia to the west coast sites. Small-scale depuration units were established at farm sites and a series of market promotions successfully un dertaken. Hatchery seed production and remote setting were done by biologists and staff of the Fisheries Research Institute with assistance from temporarily hired field biologists. Artificial spat production was necessary to supplement short supplies of wild spat. Acknowledgement is due to the Director General of Fisheries, Malaysia, Dato Shahrom bin Haji Abdul Majid, for his kind support and permission to publish this paper. Thanks are also due to the Director of Research, Mr. Ong K ah Sin, for his guidance and encouragement, and to Messrs. Ng Fong Oon and Kamal Zaman for their contributions. The trials were undertaken from 1988 till mid-1993 as a BOBP subproject under the regional project “Small- scale Fisherfolk Communities in the Bay of Bengal” (GCP/RAS/ll8/MUL) funded by DANIDA (Danish International Development Assistance) and SIDA (Swedish International Development Authority).
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    A Guide to Oyster Culture in Malaysia - BOBP/MAG/18 1993
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    This manual was prepared as part of a pilot project to transfer oyster culture technology to fisherfolk of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The project was implemented by the Fisheries Research Institute of the Department of Fisheries, Penang. Malaysia. The Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP) provided financial and technical support. The objective of the project was to increase fisherfolk income through increased earnings from oyster farm production. The project started in 1988 and BOBP invol vement, undertakenunderGCP/RAS/1I8/MUL.endedinJuly1993. This is a practical manual which, it is hoped, will he of use to oyster farmers, government officials and investors. The manual describes various methods of oyster culture which have been found to be profitable during the course of the project. Methods for spat collection from wild stocks, as well as the use of hatchery produced spat are described. The best grow-out methods are explained and investment costs are given for different size d enterprises, using current prices. Techniques for marketing oysters and the importance of depuration are explained.
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    Growth And Mortality Of The Malaysian Cockle (Anadara Granosa L.) Under Commercial Culture: Analysis Through Length-Frequency Data - BOBP/WP/47 1986
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    This paper analyses length frequency data, by several methods, of the Malaysian cockle (Anadara granosa L). The data were collected monthly from five different plots under commercial culture during a period of 12-17 months. Parameters of the von Bertalanffy growth formula (VBGF) were derived for each of the five plots, along with estimates of related parameters (mortality, mean length of first capture, etc.). “Yield per recruit” analyses suggest that the present legal size for the five culture p lots is well above the maximum yield per recruit. The paper discusses the limitations of the methodology and data used. Suggestions for further studies are also made. The cockle samples were collected and measured by staff of the cockle team, headed by the author, of the Glugor Fisheries Research Station (GFRI), Penang, Malaysia. The analyses were made by the author on a fellowship visit to the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), Manila, in October 1985. The author wishes to thank the GFRI’s Director of Research, Mr. Mohd Shaari bin Sam Abdul Latiff, and Mr. Ong Kah Sin, Head of the Aquaculture Section, for their encouragement and suggestions on the project; Dr. Daniel Pauly (ICLARM), for his help with the analyses; Dr. J. Saeger and Mr. Gayanilo (GTZ) for allowing him to use their revised version of the ELEFAN programs and their computer facilities; Ms. Faazaz bte Latiff, Mr. Kamal Zaman bin Mohamad and Ms. Devaki Nair for collecting and co mpiling the length frequency data at Penang and Set an gor. The work described in this paper is one component of a programme for the Development and Management of Cockle Culture in Malaysia, supported by the smallscale fisheries project of the Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP). The programme’s first phase, undertaken during 1985, consisted primarily of biological studies.

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