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The Importance of Open Access in Technology Transfer for Marine Ornamental Aquaculture: The Case of Hobbyist-Led Breeding Initiatives

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Rhyne, Andrew L.
Journal: AACL Bioflux
Volume: 3
Page(s): 269-272
Date: 2010
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7010
Sector: Information & Knowledge
Water Resource & Irrigation
Subject(s): open access
marine resources
Abstract: "Access to peer-reviewed literature is often restricted to a limited segment of the target audience. Barriers are in place to prevent open access of information. In the applied research science of aquaculture, these barriers have slowed progress and innovation. Here, I present a case study of how the internet and hobbyists are transforming both access and flow of information from closed circles to open dialogue within the field of marine ornamental fish rearing. This open approach is leading to innovation a rate remarkably faster and at a lower costs than could have been accomplished by traditional methods. Aquaculture societies, aquarium professionals, hobbyists, and scientists pursuing the captive production of species should embrace this movement. Whether production is for profit, conservation, or pure enjoyment, the free flow of information provides exciting new opportunities."

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