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Historical overview: aquaculture in the Caribbean

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Title: Historical overview: aquaculture in the Caribbean.
Name(s): Ryther, John H.
Creswell, R. LeRoy
Alston, D. E.
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1991
Publisher: World Aquaculture Society
Place of Publication: Baton Rouge, LA
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 23 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007406 (IID)
Note(s): In contrast to this world trend, successful aquaculture has been slow to develop in the Caribbean. This has, however, not necessarily been due to lack of effort. The following discussion will consist of a brief review of certain of the larger and/or better known mariculture projects of the region, roughly in chronological order, and reasons, where known, of their failure or, where still on-going, their limited commercial success to date. This will be followed by mention of some of the more interesting marine research projects that are still in the developmental stage. Finally, a somewhat more detailed account will be given of the two Caribbean freshwater aquaculture success stories, Macrobrachium and tilapia farming.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 843
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available and may be cited as: Ryther, J. H., Creswell, R. L., & Alston, D. E. (1991). Historical overview: aquaculture in the Caribbean. In J. A. Hargreaves & D. E. Alston (Eds.), Status and potential of aquaculture in the Caribbean: Volume V (pp. 9-29). Baton Rouge, LA: World Aquaculture Society.
Subject(s): Caribbean Area
Macrobrachium rosenbergii
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