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Prospects for Caribbean mariculture

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Title: Prospects for Caribbean mariculture.
Name(s): Ryther, John H.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1988
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 12 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007297 (IID)
Note(s): World aquaculture production has more than doubled over the past decade to a current yield in excess of 12 million metric tons (19), about 15% of the total world harvest of edible fish products. Much of the expansion, however, has taken place in fresh water, and most has occurred in Asia. Mariculture has lagged far behind freshwater culture everywhere and is almost non-existent in the Western Hemisphere, with the single exception of penaeid shrimp culture, now a booming industry in the large estuaries of Central and South America. In contrast to the spate of recent maricultrue developments in tropical Southeast Asia, mariculture is barely underway in the Caribbean Basin.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 706
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Ryther, J. H. (1988). Prospects for Caribbean mariculture. In D. L. Ingram (Ed.), Alternative agricultural enterprises for the Caribbean and Pacific basins: proceedings of a workshop held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on August 18-20, 1988, under the auspices of the Caribbean Basin Advisory Group and the Pacific Basin Advisory Group, through support by U.S.D.A./CSRS Special Grants in Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (pp. 193-201). Gainesville, FL: University of Florida.
Subject(s): Caribbean Area
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