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Cover for Litopenaeus vannamei (whiteleg shrimp)

HistoryInitial commercial interest in the culture of L. vannamei and other marine penaeid shrimp began with a decline in availability of shrimp...

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Cover for Carp polyculture in ponds in greater Mymensingh, Bangladesh

The greater Mymensingh area comprises seven districts and a population of over 17 million people (2002). This area was the location of DANIDA’s...

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Fattening mud or mangrove crab, Scylla olivacea, has been practised in recent years in brackishwater ponds in Bangladesh. It is a relatively new...

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Cover for Contribution of fish farmers to conservation of endangered Lake Victoria Basin fish species - the case of Oreochromis variabilis and O. esculentus

Freshwater ecosystems have suffered greatly from interference from human activities over the past 100 years rendering many fish species extinct, rare...

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Cover for Fenneropenaeus indicus (Indian white shrimp)

Fenneropenaeus indicus is a significant aquaculture species in Iran, Saudi Arabia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Africa (Hoffman et al., 1998;...

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Cover for Case study on the National Aquaculture Strategic Plan in Malawi

This case study provides an analysis of the implementation of the National Aquaculture Strategic Plan (NASP) for Malawi. The NASP is a strategic...

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Cover for Low-input cage culture: towards food security and livelihood improvement in rural Kenya

Recent experiences and successes including the dwindling capture fisheries and global increase in aquaculture production have spurred interest in the...

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Cover for Penaeus monodon (giant tiger prawn)

The giant tiger, the black tiger or the jumbo shrimp, P. monodon is the largest penaeid shrimp in the world reaching 336 mm in body length and 250 g...

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