Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Low cost equipment and facilities in large urban areas of Asia. 3. Current status and information needs. 4. Inland capture fishery statistics in Asia. Bibliography. Index.
"Cage culture has become an increasing important sector of this industry and significant opportunities exist for continued expansion of cage culture in regions of China that have under utilized natural and man made reservoirs lakes ponds and other catchments. Upon completion the Three Gorges Reservoir in Sichuan province will impound an estimated 67,000 hectares with a cage production potential of nearly 20 million kilograms.
In addition to fresh water cage culture the LVHD system has also shown to be effective in both brackish and saltwater environments. As the amount of marine fish caught from the wild either stabilizes or declines, increases in demand for marine species will be at least partly met though cage culture." (jacket)