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Asia Pacific tropical sea cucumber aquaculture - Proceedings

ACIAR has provided significant, long-term research investment into tropical sea cucumber aquaculture in the Asia–Pacific region. Work has included large-scale hatchery culture of sandfish (a species of sea cucumber), techniques for releasing cultured juveniles into the wild, and sea ranching and pond culture. ACIAR, together with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, organized a symposium to review this work, as well as research from other parts of the world. These proceedings aim to encourage collaboration and technology transfer, and to develop an effective way to ensure that the technology can deliver real benefits to poor rural communities.


Table of Contents




Regional overviews 

Overview of sea cucumber aquaculture and stocking research in the Western Pacific region 

Robert A. Jimmy, Timothy D. Pickering and Cathy A. Hair

Overview of sea cucumber aquaculture and sea-ranching research in the South-East Asian region 

David J. Mills, Nguyen D.Q. Duy, Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez, Christina M. Raison and Jacques M. Zarate

Sea cucumber hatchery production 

Large-scale sandfish production from pond culture in Vietnam 

Nguyen D.Q. Duy

In-vitro fertilisation: a simple, efficient method for obtaining sea cucumber larvae year round 

Igor Eeckhaut, Thierry Lavitra, Aline Léonet, Michel Jangoux and Richard Rasolofonirina

Evaluation of nutritional condition of juvenile sandfish (Holothuria scabra) 

Satoshi Watanabe, Jacques M. Zarate, Maria J.H. Lebata-Ramos and Marie F.J. Nievales

Ocean nursery systems for scaling up juvenile sandfish (Holothuria scabra) production: ensuring opportunities for small fishers 

Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez, Glycinea M. de Peralta, Rafael Junnar P. Dumalan, Christine Mae A. Edullantes and Tirso O. Catbagan

Small-scale hatcheries and simple technologies for sandfish (Holothuria scabra) production 

Ruth U. Gamboa, Remie M. Aurelio, Daisy A. Ganad, Lance B. Concepcion and Neil Angelo S. Abreo

Sandfish production and development of sea ranching in northern Australia 

William M. Bowman

Hatchery experience and useful lessons from Isostichopus fuscus in Ecuador and Mexico 

Annie Mercier, Roberto H. Ycaza, Ramon Espinoza, Victor M. Arriaga Haro and Jean-François Hamel

Sandfish sea ranching and farming 

Principles and science of stocking marine areas with sea cucumbers 

Steven W. Purcell

Pond grow-out trials for sandfish (Holothuria scabra) in New Caledonia 

Natacha S. Agudo

Ability of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) to utilise organic matter in black tiger shrimp ponds 

Satoshi Watanabe, Masashi Kodama, Jacques M. Zarate, Maria J.H. Lebata-Ramos and Marie F.J. Nievales

Establishment and management of communal sandfish (Holothuria scabra) sea ranching in the Philippines 

Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez, Marie Antonette S. Paña, Glycinea M. de Peralta, Tirso O. Catbagan, Ronald Dionnie D. Olavides, Christine Mae A. Edullantes and Bryan Dave D. Rodriguez

Maldives sea cucumber farming experience [Abstract only]

Beni G.D. Azari and Grisilda Ivy Walsalam

Sandfish (Holothuria scabra) production and sea-ranching trial in Fiji 

Cathy A. Hair

Sea cucumber farming experiences in south-western Madagascar 

Georgina Robinson and Benjamin Pascal

Sea ranching of sandfish in an Indigenous community within a well-regulated fishery (Northern Territory, Australia) 

Ann E. Fleming

Resource tenure issues 

Marine tenure and the role of marine protected areas for sea cucumber grow-out in the Pacific region 

Semisi V. Meo

Sandfish (Holothuria scabra) fisheries in the Pacific region: present status, management overview and outlook for rehabilitation 

Kalo M. Pakoa, Ian Bertram, Kim J. Friedman and Emmanuel Tardy

Market potential and challenges for expanding the production of sea cucumber in South-East Asia 

Maripaz L. Perez and Ernesto O. Brown

Understanding the sea cucumber (beche-de-mer) value chain in Fiji and Tonga 

Theo A. Simos

Processing cultured tropical sea cucumbers into export product: issues and opportunities [Abstract only] 

Steven W. Purcell and Nguyen D.Q. Duy

Sandfish (Holothuria scabra) farming in a social–ecological context: conclusions from Zanzibar 

Hampus Eriksson

World sea cucumber markets: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and New York 

Jun Akamine

Applying economic decision tools to improve management and profitability of sandfish industries in the Asia–Pacific region 

Bill L. Johnston


Cathy A. Hair, Timothy D. Pickering and David J. Mills (eds)

Publication Code:  PR136

ISBN:  978 1 921962 34 9 (print) 978 1 921962 35 6 (online)

Date Released:  08/03/2012

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