SEAFDEC/AQD’s mandate promote and undertake aquaculture R&D that is relevant and appropriate for the SE Asian region develop human resources for aquaculture development disseminate and exchange information on aquaculture
1. Quality seed for sustainable aquaculture 2. Healthy and wholesome aquaculture 3. Maintaining environmental integrity through responsible aquaculture 4. Adapting to climate change 5. Meeting socio-economic challenges in aquaculture R&D Programs encompassed various Themes
Some Important Aquaculture Commodities 1.Marine fishes - milkfish, groupers, seabass, red snapper, rabbitfish, pompano 2. Freshwater fishes - tilapia, carps, catfish, climbing perch 3.Crustaceans - shrimps (P. monodon, P. indicus, P. vannamei) mud crabs 4. Mollusks - oysters, mussels, abalone 5. Seaweeds - Kappaphycus, Gracillaria
Some of AQD’s accomplishments SEAFDEC/AQD developed the hatchery technologies of the following
Developed and promoted good aquaculture practices Established regional guidelines for responsible aquaculture Promoted campaigns on environmental stewardship Some of AQD’s accomplishments
o Came up with Best management practices in mangrove-friendly shrimp farming. o Formulated a regional code for Sustainable use of mangrove ecosystems for aquaculture in Southeast Asia. o Developed good practices for tiger shrimp (P. monodon) culture and now used in biosecurity measures in white shrimp (P. vannamei). Some of AQD’s accomplishments
AQD will continue to develop the following: technologies that will promote good feeding practices and use of environment-friendly feeds. culture technologies integrating aquaculture with the environment (e.g. aqua-silviculture, polyculture, integrated multitrophic aquaculture [IMTA], closed or re-circulating systems). bioremediation measures to mitigate negative impacts of aquaculture to the environment.
Multi-species marine fish hatchery (to produce seeds of milkfish, sea bass, groupers, snapper, rabbitfish and pompano). The following technologies have been generated and transferred to partners and stakeholders in the region: AQD’s accomplishments Milkfish grow-out culture in modular ponds, pens and cages. Nursery and grow-out farming of high value marine fishes. Mud crab hatchery, nursery and grow-out in brackishwater ponds and mangrove pens. Abalone hatchery, nursery, and grow-out in cages.
AQD’s accomplishments Shrimp/prawn (SW and FW) hatchery and farming. Environment-friendly shrimp farming in brackishwater ponds. Tilapia, catfish and bighead carp hatcheries and grow-out in ponds and cages. Seaweed seed production, nursery and farming. Feed formulations for most of the farmed aquatic species. Prevention and control of diseases outbreaks. Aquaculture technologies
No. of participants% Brackishwater Pond Culture2876.47 Mariculture720 16.24 Integrated Fish Farming2495.62 Freshwater Aquaculture3948.90 Shrimp Hatchery and Nursery1954.40 Marine Fish Hatchery4169.39 Abalone1934.35 Crab1934.35 Seaweeds681.53 Sea Cucumber350.79 Natural Food Culture982.21 Aquaculture Management1904.29 Fish Health Mgt51411.60 Fish Nutrition2956.67 Sustainable Aquaculture3618.14 Others2245.05 Total4432100.0 Training Courses (1987-2012)
From 2002-2011, 2,771 participants have been trained on different courses offered by AQD Capacity building Training courses on Aquaculture
Country/ Territory Visits - 2012 Visits – 2011 Philippines8,444 5,605 Malaysia546 342 Indonesia283 142 Thailand256 151 Vietnam219 94 Japan167 107 Singapore146 110 Cambodia29 11 Brunei14 11 Myanmar10 9 Lao PDR- 6 Source: Google Analytics # of visits by SEAFDEC Member Countries to SAIR The SEAFDEC/AQD Institutional Repository (SAIR) was launched in July 2011 to make SEAFDEC AQD publications and other information materials “more visible and more accessible” to its stakeholders