Monthly Archives: August 2011

Plankton starters


  • Chaetoceros calcitrans
  • Skeletonema tropicum
  • Tetraselmis tetrahele
  • Thalassiosira sp.
  • Chlorella sp. / Nannochlorum sp.
  • Isochrysis galbana
  • Navicula sp.
  • Amphora sp.
  • Brachionus plicatilis

Price: P1oo per liter (price subject to change without prior notice). For orders that need shipping outside of Iloilo, there are corresponding transport costs.

Please order at least three days before pick up date. Orders are limited to 10 liters per algal / rotifer species. Please bring your own clean containers.

Payment options are the same as training / publications section of this website.



Why tilapia hatchery/culture?

  • Tilapia, also known as “aquatic chicken,” grows fast and easily breeds in captivity
  • Technology for its propagation and culture requires little input
  • Hatcheries can readily supply the seedstock the industry needs
  • Tilapia has become an effective biocontrol agent for luminous bacteria
  • Generally occupies a smaller area than other culture species

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Why grouper culture?

  • A high-value species with great demand in the local and export markets
  • With prudent pond management, grouper is easier to culture than shrimp, without the attendant disease problems
  • Wild and captive grouper broodstock spawn year round, hence, fry are available anytime of the year
  • The technology of cage culture is relatively cheap and easy to run
  • Culture can be done in ponds or cages

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Why milkfish hatchery?

  • Hatchery technology for large-scale seed production is already established
  • With seasonal shortage of milkfish fry from the wild, the hatchery option is a good one
  • Early fear of getting deformed market-sized milkfish is no longer an issue
  • Increased acceptance from grow-out culturists once its performance had been demonstrated satisfactorily

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Why seabass culture/hatchery?

  • Easy to culture in cages or in brackishwater ponds
  • A hardy species, seabass seedstock can be easily sourced from the hatchery
  • Seabass can easily be spawned using a hormone, and its larvae reared in the hatchery with 90% survival
  • High market value, particularly in fine restaurants

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Why seaweed culture?

  • High return on investment
  • Demand for seaweeds is high in the local and international markets
  • Culture period could be as short as 45 days under optimal conditions
  • Environment-friendly
  • Could be a source of supplemental income for small fisherfolk associations and people’s cooperatives

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Tiger shrimp

Why shrimp culture?

  • New technology on shrimp farming in brackishwater ponds incorporates pollution management
  • Could be integrated with commodities such as tilapia, bivalve, seaweed
  • Environment-friendly techniques, like crop rotation and improvement of feed formulation can be employed
  • Greenwater technology makes it possible to inhibit disease-causing organisms

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Mud crab

Why mudcrab culture?

  • A mangrove-friendly or sustainable aquaculture
  • Mudcrab is well-liked for its taste, texture and nutritive value
  • High demand in the local and export markets
  • Could be polycultured with other species, such as milkfish
  • Could be an investment for people’s cooperatives and fisherfolk organizations
    who manage a mangrove area under a stewardship contract

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Why abalone hatchery?

  • Hatchery technology has been developed by SEAFDEC/AQD
  • Wild or hatchery-bred broodstock spawns spontaneously throughout the year
  • Abalone feeds on the seaweed Gracilaria, and the technology for seaweed culture is an easy one
  • High demand for juveniles by culturists for grow-out culture
  • Less competition being a new aquaculture technology

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