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Tropical aquaculture: its constraints, opportunities and development
Huisman, E.A.; Born, A.F.; Verdegem, M.C.J. (1993). Tropical aquaculture: its constraints, opportunities and development, in: Barnabé, G. et al. (Ed.) Production, environment and quality: Proceedings of the International Conference Bordeaux Aquaculture '92, Bordeaux, France, March 25-27, 1992. EAS Special Publication, 18: pp. 385-406
In: Barnabé, G.; Kestemont, P. (Ed.) (1993). Production, environment and quality: Proceedings of the International Conference Bordeaux Aquaculture '92, Bordeaux, France, March 25-27, 1992. EAS Special Publication, 18. European Aquaculture Society: Gent. 587 pp., more
In: EAS Special Publication. European Aquaculture Society, more

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  • Huisman, E.A.
  • Born, A.F.
  • Verdegem, M.C.J., more

Abstract
    In the past aquacultural statistics, be it national, regional or global, were scarse, incomplete and sometimes contradictory. To some extent, this has been changed recently. From 1984 onwards FAD has made available statistics which are quite comprehensive in geographic coverage and species breakdown. Be it that these data include some bias (under-respectively overestimation, non-recording, etc.) they provide a means to further analyze the role of aquaculture and observe trends in its development. As an introduction to the colloquium on "Tropical Aquaculture", production data mainly covering the period 1984 to 1989 have been analyzed in combination with national/regional demographic and socio-economic data including data on capture fisheries and agriculture (development). Based on this not only the present state of the art of aquaculture but also its role in producing a "food crop" respectively a "cash crop" is discussed. The trends observed in aquacultural production are also discussed in view of their implications for research and development to further conceptualize aquacultural systems, which would be socially acceptable, economically profitable and environmentally sustainable. The need for a shift in research agendas from commodity oriented research to resources oriented research is emphasized.

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