Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea: status of freshwater fish farming

Date released
28 May 2007
1-86320 -523-3
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P. T. Smith


This monograph is the result of an ACIAR project which aimed to determine the status of inland aquaculture in PNG and prioritise the key researchable issues. The publication summarises the findings of the project. It also provides the reader with a comprehensive account of the history of aquaculture and fish stock enhancement programs in PNG.

ACIAR has used the results reported in this book to further support the aquaculture industry in PNG through a suite of projects focused on increasing fingerling supply, improving training of farmers and extension officers, producing better fish feed with local ingredients, running trials with the GIFT strain in cages in Yonki Reservoir, and developing hatchery techniques for indigenous species.