Coastal Fisheries Programme

Number 11 - March 1999


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


Here is the 11th edition of the Bulletin, which has been issued more quickly than usual as enough information has been received to advance the publication date.

Readers, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have already contributed to the Bulletin and ask that you take an active role in its improvement, as many of you have already indicated that you find the Bulletin useful. Comments from new members are particularly welcome.

— 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, are the parts on ‘In situ spawning observations’ and ‘Asexual reproduction through fission observations’ suitable?

— The column ‘Aquacultural information’ has been continued thanks to the collaboration of S. Battaglene from ICLARM. Do you find it useful?

—Are there any other new parts that you would like to see included?

Your suggestions and comments will be both useful and necessary for the Bulletin’s development.

Bulletin no. 11 includes original articles about the resources of several countries, including Indonesia, Canada and Mexico. Many different aspects of the biology of asexual reproduction through fission and the biology of one rare species are discussed.

A detailed summary of a publication by Infofish is presented in this issue due to high interest in the subject, even though the Bulletin generally gives priority to original articles.

Chantal Conand  


Beche-de-mer processing 'A little more effort to get much more money while saving precious resources'
Seeto J. (pdf: 102 KB)
Beche-de-mer markets and utilisation
Ferdouse F. (pdf: 111 KB)
Reproductive cycle of the holothurian Holothuria scabra in Saugi Island, Spermonde Archipelago, Southwest Sulawesi, Indonesia
Tuwo A. (pdf: 172 KB)
Asexual reproduction parameters and the influence of fission on a Holothuria atra sea cucumber population from a fringing reef on Reunion Island (Indian Ocean)
Jaquemet S., Rousset V., Conand C. (pdf: 134 KB)
Distribution and abundance of Thelenota rubralineata in the western Pacific: Some conservation issues
Lane D.J.W. (pdf: 147 KB)
Recent developments in the commercialisation of the northern sea cucumber Cucumaria frondosa
Hamel J.-F., Mercier A. (pdf: 98 KB)
Diving accidents related to sea-cucumber fishing at Nosy Be, Madagascar
Maillaud C. (pdf: 98 KB)
About the Latin name of the Japanese sea cucumber
Levin V.S. (pdf: 90 KB)
Potential culture of sea cucumber in Mexico
Gutiérrez-García A. (pdf: 133 KB)
Observations on fission and spawning
Mohan R. (pdf: 89 KB)
News from ICLARM Coastal Aquaculture Centre
Battaglene S. (pdf: 102 KB)

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