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Fishing with Traps and Pots

R. J. Slack-Smith has written and the FAO published a manual entitled Fishing with Traps and Pots. It describes the basic elements of fishing with traps and pots for small-scale fishermen. It presents the various types of traps and pots … Continue reading

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budget microscope

Slightly off topic, but interesting never-the-less, this article describes how to construct a very simple low-cost compound microscope. The designers claim the microscope is one that just about anyone can build and will produce a magnification of about 75 times. … Continue reading

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electric fishing equipment and technique

There is a variety of information relating to electric fishing in the Annex 1 – Water Analysis – Sampling of Fish with Electricity, arising from the progress report from the FAO’s European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission 21st Session, held in … Continue reading

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Waterless transport of live fish (Philippines)

Filipino Agriculture Secretary, Luis Lorenzo, announced recently that a Filipino aquaculturist had developed a technology which enables live fish to be transported, alive, for several hours, without water. This would allow fish traders to bring in more fish and earn … Continue reading

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