Coastal Fisheries Programme

Number 13 - July 2000


Group Coordinator and Bulletin Editor:
Chantal Conand, Université de La Réunion, Laboratoire de biologie marine, 97715 Saint-Denis Cedex, La Réunion, France. Fax: +262 938166

Information Section, Marine Resources Division, SPC, B.P. D5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia. Fax: (687) 263818;

Produced with financial assistance from the European Union through the EU/SPC PROCFish project


Dear Readers,

This is the 13th issue of the Bulletin. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed and ask that you take an active role in its improvement, as many of you have already indicated that the Bulletin is useful.

Is the current presentation by section, i.e. 1) New Information, 2) Correspondence, 3) Publications, satisfactory?:

• Which section should be given more space?

• In the ‘New Information’ section, would you have new information for the columns on ‘In situ spawning observations’ and ‘Asexual reproduction through fission observations’? Are these columns suitable?

• The ‘Aquaculture’ column has been continued thanks to the collaboration of S. Battaglene from ICLARM. We regret the closure of the Coastal Aquaculture Centre (CAC) Solomon Islands.

• Are there any other new columns that you would like to see included?

Your suggestions and comments are both useful and necessary for the Bulletin’s development, so please do not hesitate to share them with us.

This issue includes original articles on:

• problems related to maintaining broodstock for aquaculture;

• the Philippines, which is making its first appearance in our Bulletin — even though it is the top trepang producer worldwide;

• Kenya;

• traditional uses of sea cucumbers in the South Pacific, a subject for which not much research had been carried out previously; and

• many other interesting topics.

Summaries of the papers and posters presented at the 10th International Echinoderm Conference, 31 January — 4 February 2000, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand are presented here.

Due to the length of this issue (52 pages), we could not include the New members column. It will be included in the next issue. If you would like to receive this list, please contact the SPC Information Section (see contacts on cover page).

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Aspects of sea cucumber broodstock management (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)
Morgan A.D. (pdf: 91 KB)
Athyonidium chilensis
Presa C.R. (pdf: 41 KB)
Sea cucumber fishery in the Philippines
Schoppe S. (pdf: 27 KB)
Conservation of aspidochirotid holothurians in the littoral waters of Kenya
Samyn Y. (pdf: 57 KB)
The subsistence use of Stichopus variegatus (now S. hermanni) in the Pacific Islands
Lambeth L. (pdf: 80 KB)
Taxonomic interrelations of holothurians Cucumaria frondosa and C. japonica (Dendrochirotida, Cucumariidae)
Levin V.S., Gudimova E.N. (pdf: 107 KB)
News from ICLARM Coastal Aquaculture Centre in the Solomon Islands
Battaglene S. (pdf: 29 KB)
New Zealand collaborates with Japan on sea cucumber farming
Morgan A.D. (pdf: 33 KB)

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