The Fisheries Program, through research partnerships, assists collaborating agencies to build and sustain their capacity to manage capture fisheries and aquaculture industries for improved incomes and food security. The current portfolio of about 20 active projects covers issues related to the responsible management of wild capture fisheries and many aspects of aquaculture, including the development of innovative resource management approaches; improved technologies; the elimination of serious adverse environmental impacts arising from fishing or farming practices; better utilisation of existing harvests; and the development of productive and sustainable aquatic farming systems. ACIAR is committed to active engagement with relevant local communities, resource managers, extension agencies and policy makers in project design and execution to promote informed local ownership and effective engagement. The geographic focus of the program is in South-East Asia (Indonesia, Philippines and Mekong countries), Papua New Guinea and Pacific island countries.
This publication contains a list of all active, recently concluded and pipeline projects with brief profiles describing background, objectives, achievements and future activities.