Citation Ross L & Beveridge MCM (1995) Is a better strategy necessary for development of native species for aquaculture? A Mexican case study. Aquaculture Research, 26 (8), pp. 539-547. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2109.1995.tb00944.x
Abstract Native species development is often based upon the interests of individuals, the specialities of particular institutions or even the simplicity of the technology required. The methodology of developing native species for aquaculture is discussed with particular reference to current concerns over loss of biodiversity. The biological and technical issues are outlined and prioritized, and the question of socio-economic targeting of the activity, the needs for marketing and promotion, and the requirements for farming systems studies are described. Time-scales and costs for research and development programmes are illustrated using the example of Cichlasoma urophthalmus (Günther) culture in Mexico. Finally, the increasing use of geographical information systems large-scale strategic planning and in facility location is also discussed.