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Aquanews ~ Spring 2004
IIFET 2004 Conference

T he International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) will hold its next biennial conference, IIFET 2004 Japan: What are Responsible Fisheries? This conference is co-sponsored by the Aquaculture CRSP.
Conference topics on a wide variety of seafood markets, fishery management, and aquaculture-related issues will attract the world¹s foremost fisheries economists from academia, industry, government management agencies, and international agencies. Seafood processing, marketing, and consumption issues, medical and ornamental substances from the sea, and international seafood trade issues will be covered, as well as policy issues including capacity reduction, fishery management by cooperatives, ecosystems approaches to management, and bio-economic models.
The conference will be held at the Tokyo University of Fisheries, 26-29 July 2004. Additional options will include a pre-conference professional tour 21-23 July visiting fishery management/marketing cooperatives, and 24 July visiting Tsukiji market and other links in the Japanese seafood market chain in Tokyo, plus a post-conference symposium.
For more information on IIFET or the Japan conference, or to join, please visit <>.

Sept 12-16, 2004
Manila, Philippines

T he Sixth International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture will be held at the Philippines International Convention Center and the Westin Philippine Plaza in Manila. The ISTAs are held every four years and are the only international conference devoted to this rapidly growing industry. Past symposia have highlighted the advances in various regions of the world, and now after 16 years it will return to Asia.
ISTA 6 will be hosted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of the Philippines Department of Agriculture. Other major sponsors include the Aquaculture CRSP, the World Aquaculture Society, Schering-Plough Aquaculture, Global Aquaculture Alliance, and FYD International. Central Luzon State University and the University of Arizona will assist with planning and organization.
The focus of the meeting will be the exploding trade in tilapia products and the role of Asia, and especially the Philippines, as a center of advancement in technology as well as production for the international markets. The conference will include technical presentations, producer workshops, an industry trade show, and farm tours.
Additional conference details are available at <>.

researchers in aquaculture, aquatic
sciences, and international development
to Washington, D.C., to present up-to-date
information on water-related issues to the
USAID community, including the Water
Team within USAID's Office of Natural
Resources Management. Among the
presenters so far have been:
Dr. Barry Costa-Pierce, Director of
Rhode Island Sea Grant at the University
of Rhode Island, presented "Aquaculture Status and Trends" in late January;
Dr. Hillary Egna, Aquaculture CRSP
Director, presented, "Overview of the
Aquaculture Collaborative Research
Support Program" in March; and
Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons, Aquaculture
CRSP Principal Investigator at the
University of Arizona presented
"Markets for African Tilapia Products
and Impacts on Local Supplies" in April.
Electronic copies of these PowerPoint®
presentations are available at the CRSP
website <

Goings On
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Partial budget analyses indicated that the low tilapia density polyculture gave the highest net return, followed by the high tilapia density polyculture and shrimp monoculture and the ratio of added return to added cost in the low tilapia density polyculture reached 22.69, which is higher than that (5.04) in the high tilapia density polyculture.
The present study indicated that the addition of Nile tilapia into shrimp ponds can improve feed utilization efficiency, resulting in better economic returns and less environmental pollution. The present study showed that the tilapia-shrimp polyculture with appropriate feeding strategy is technically feasible, economically attractive and environmentally friendly.

This abstract is excerpted from the original paper, which was published in Proceedings of the 5th National Symposium on Marine Shrimp, BIOTECH, Thailand, pp. 100-113.
Notice of Publication
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