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Genetic management of non-indigenous carps for low-input aquaculture systems in Asia

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Type of Publication:
Working Papers & Briefs
Focus Region:
Asia and the Pacific
Focus Topic:
Land / Water / Resource Management
Agricultural Value Chains / Agri-Businesses
Type of Risk:
Managerial & operational
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Penman D.J.; Mair G.C.; McAndrew B.J.; Hussain M.G.; Basavaraju Y.; Tuan P.A.

This article reviews the project theme of management of exotic (nonindigenous) carp species in Asian aquaculture, and also highlights some of the project activities in Bangladesh, India and Vietnam. It seeks to demonstrate that it is possible, in the medium to long term, to impact positively upon sustainable livelihoods through the appropriate application of genetics-based methods focused on basic broodstock management and on fish traits important to the target stakeholders.