Opportunities in sustainable coastal aquaculture for the very poor. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Principally based on Projects R6011, R8094, R8288. Easy, low-cost methods for adding value to sea foods—fattening low-value soft-shell crabs into highvalue hard-shell crabs, producing good quality dried fish, molluscs and seaweed—help the coastal poor enter local markets. The lives of many poor people in coastal areas who traditionally depended on fishing and foraging are seriously threatened. Now, small-scale producers with very modest assets and skills can produce less familiar but high-value sea foods for both local and export markets. The very poor in coastal areas in Bangladesh, and also in Vietnam and the Philippines are already seeing quick returns on their investments using these methods. Such ventures have great potential for improving livelihoods in almost all Asian coastal regions.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impact on Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (11 pp.) taken from the CD.


AFGP10, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 76.

Published 1 January 2007