Training Module for Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture in PR China

Mr. Jianguang FANG
PR China, DPR Korea
Type of Resource: 
Guides and Manuals
FAO estimates that 79 percent of fisheries are either fully exploited, overexploited or depleted, with only a small number having the chance to recover from depletion. Global marine capture fishery production has declined by 1.6 per cent from 2006 to 2011. During the same period, marine aquaculture production increased by 20.6 per cent. Overfishing and depletion of wild fishery stocks and increasing global demand for seafood from aquaculture determines that the role of mariculture in seafood supply will be critical in the years to come. Environmental challenges of mariculture necessitate improvements and innovation in mariculture management and technologies. UNDP/GEF YSLME Phase II Project aims to foster long-term sustainable institutional, policy and financial arrangements for effective ecosystem-based management of the Yellow Sea. Recovery of depleted fish stocks and improved mariculture production and quality and improved ecosystem health are among the outcomes of the project. Capturing and disseminating IMTA through developing training modules and conduct of training programs are part and parcel of the project approaches to promoting sustainable investment in aquaculture that will lead to a more ecologically sustainable mariculture in Yellow Sea region.