Seed Production and Culture of Marine Ornamental Fishes

Gopakumar, G and Nazar, A K A and Jayakumar, R (2015) Seed Production and Culture of Marine Ornamental Fishes. [Teaching Resource]

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    Abstract

    The marine ornamental fish trade has been expanding in recent years and has grown into a multimillion dollar enterprise. The ornamental animals are the highest valued products that are mostly harvested from coral reef environments. The global marine ornamental trade is estimated at US$ 200-330 million. The trade is operated throughout the tropics. Philippines, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Australia, Fiji, Maldives and Palau supplied more than 98% of the total number of marine ornamental fish exported in recent years. It is a multi-stakeholder industry ranging from specimen collectors, culturists, wholesalers, transhippers, retailers, and hobbyists to researchers, government resource managers and conservators and hence involves a series of issues to be addressed and policies to be formulated for developing and expanding a sustainable trade. It is well understood that a long term sustainable trade of marine ornamental fishes can be developed only through the development and commercialization of hatchery production technologies for the species which are in high demand in the trade.

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Seed Production; Culture of Marine Ornamental Fishes
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Aquaculture > Ornamental Fishes
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 06:02
    Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 06:02
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10683

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