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Silver barb seed production in Southern Lao PDR

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Working Papers & Briefs
Focus Region:
Asia and the Pacific
Focus Topic:
Land / Water / Resource Management
Type of Risk:
Biological & environmental
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Vongpachan, K.; Kosy, S.; Chamsinh, B.; Bounthilad, B.; Manatham, B.; Pengsikeo, L.; Rasaphon, I.; Amporn, S.; Keokanya, K.; Seud

This manual is designed to aid hatcheries to produce large numbers of good quality silver barb seed using current resources. It is an output of a workshop held in Pakbor hatchery in which practical techniques were tried out, and knowledge pooled to develop a guide to best practice under local conditions. The manual covers all the major steps in hatchery production – broodstock conditioning and selection, spawning and hatching, early and post-nursing and a hatchery monitoring system.