Patrick Dugan, WorldFish Center
On-Farm Workshop was co-organized by the Institut
des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier(ISEM), affiliated
to CNRS and IRD and the joint Research Unit
MARine Biodiversity, Exploitation and Conservation (MARBEC),
affiliated to Ifremer, IRD, CNRS and Montpellier University.
« Aquaculture system » on-farm workshop started by an
early morning a lecture given by Valérie Derolez (IFREMER)
on the complex aquaculture system of the coastal lake « Etang
de Thau », the main French Mediterranean shellfish producing
area. It is also a highly biodiverse ecosystem, that supports a
wide range of economic activities, from tourism and recreational
activities to agriculture and fisheries, urban habitat, industries
etc. She explained the different components of the system, their
natural and institutional features, how they operate and interact
and the multi-stakeholders’ management that has been put in
place in order to ensure good water quality for aquaculture while
preserving biodiversity and natural habitats (seagrass beds etc.).
She exposed the positive achievements, the current constraints and
the perspectives for the future.
many discussions that had to be interrupted to respect the time
schedule, the group proceeded to Palavas-les-Flots where Béatrice
Chatain led the visit of the experimental research center on marine
fish farming. She presented their researches on aquaculture systems
in France and tropical areas, particularly on systems adaptation
and adaptability, including the Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture
lunch was taken in the restaurant of the Cathédrale de Maguelone,
a 12th century building located on a small hill between the sea
and the lagoon.
the afternoon, communications where given on different aspects of
aquaculture systems, as well as different areas of the world: Brazil,
Madagascar, Guinea, Bangladesh.
am: Departure from Corum to Bouzigues
10.15-11.15: Lecture by Ifremer scientists on the Étang de
Thau’s aquaculture system
11.15 – 12.00: Bouzigues - Palavas by scenic coastal road
Visit of the Ifremer’s Mediterranean fish farming research
center and Cirad's tropical fish platform
Typical Mediterranean lunch at the Maguelone Cathedral
-5.10: Indoor session
of a participatory approach for collection of economic data in aquaculture
systems at farm level in Brazil"
Xavier Pedroza Filho, Embrapa, Brazil
role of fish farming in the farming system in the Betafo areas of
Madagascar : approach by agronomic analysis and socio-economic inquiries"
Oswald, ISTOM, France
systems & farming systems: inside, outside or side-by-side?"
Dabbadie, CIRAD, Madagascar
3.45: "Market Access and fish farms’ density
in a sub-Saharan rural country side: a case study of the village
of Gbotoÿe in the forested areas of Guinea"
Augustin Pallière, APDRA, France
and development network on EXtensive Fish farming in Western and
Central Africa (RéSyPiex)"
Efole Ewoukem, University of Dschang, Cameroon
learnt from a review of extensive fish farming inside family plantations
economie through West and Central Africa and of their contribution
to the local value chain"
food systems approach to aquaculture: re-orienting farming systems
for improving nutritional outcomes"
Patrick Dugan, WorldFish Center, Malaysia (presented by L. Dabbadie)
discussion and break
Way back to Corum
photos: Lionel Dabbadie