| || || Nandlal, Satya.|
| || || A new species for culture in the Pacific : evaluation of the potential of the indigenous Macrobrachium lar (Fabricius, 1798)|
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Call No.: pac In Process
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Abstract: Aquaculture represents an alternative for sustainable development of aquatic resources, especially in developing countries. In fact, aquaculture production currently contributes substantially to global fisheries production, and there is significant potential for this industry to meet increasing demand for aquatic products in most regions of the world. The production of Giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) and other Macrobrachium species have great economic importance for aquaculture, but can also have environmental implications when M. rosenbergii is present as an exotic species. In Pacific Island Countries and Territories, M. lar is indigenous and has been suggested as a potential local candidate species for culture in the region. In this study, aspects of population genetic structure, parameters required for completing the larval stages and growth in simple culture systems of this species were studied...