Status of research in stock enhancement and sea ranching

Status of research in stock enhancement and sea ranching Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 13: 151–163, 2003. © 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. IC. Liao, M.S. Su & E.M. Leaño Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute, 199 Hou-Ih Road, Keelung 202, Taiwan Contents Introduction page 151 Historical overview 151 Status of research 152 Improved techniques for mass production of seedstock and juveniles for release Release strategy Production of pathogen-free stock and health management Efficient tagging methods Ecological and genetic studies Mathematical modeling Socio-economic studies Conclusion 160 References 160 Introduction wild populations so that an enhanced self-sustaining population is produced (Cross, 1999). Because many marine enhancement and ranching projects worldwide The growing human population and increasing food are still in the experimental or pilot stages (Bartley, demand have put pressure on coastal environments 1999) sufficient data is not available to answer a and fisheries resources. Overfishing and destruc- growing number of questions that are being raised. tion of coastal habitats have resulted in depletion of The purpose of this chapter is to provide a review coastal resources, and have threatened the viability of the status of research and developments on stock of the fishing industry. Efforts are being made to enhancement and sea ranching of aquatic animals. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

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