Aquaculture Extension Manuals (AEM)

AEM55_thumbnail-bookstoreAEM 55 Culture of marine phytoplankton for aquaculture seed production Milagros de la Peña, Annie Franco (2013) 32 pp

The 32-page extension manual describes the biology, culture techniques and maintenance and mass propagation of 12 phytoplankton species used as live feed in marine hatcheries

Each copy costs US$7

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AEM 54 Cage nursery of high-value fishes in brackishwater ponds ( sea bass, grouper, snapper, pompano) Jocelyn Madrones-Ladja et al (2012) 24 pp

This extension manual describes nursery pond requirements, nursery rearing procedures, common diseases of young marine fish, and economic analysis of cage nursery as an enterprise separate from hatchery and grow-out culture.

Each copy costs US$5

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AEM 53 Grow-out culture of mangrove red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus Forsskal, 1775) in pondsEliseo Coniza, Mae Catacutan, Pedrita Caballero (2012) 30 pp

This extension manual tells of the procedures in farming mangrove red snapper and its costs-and-returns.

Each copy costs US$6

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AEM 52 Breeding and seed production of the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii)

Maria Lourdes Cuvin-Aralar, Manuel Laron, Emiliano Aralar, Ursan de la Paz (2011) 33 pp

An extension manual describing biology, broodstock management, hatchery & nursery operations, feeding management, packing & transport, and health management of the giant freshwater prawn.

Each copy costs US$6

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AEM 51 Modyular na pag-aalaga ng tilapya sa mga kulungang lambatRuel Eguia, Maria Rowena Romana-Eguia, Nerissa Salayo (2011) 27 pp

An extension manual detailing traditional cage culture method, concept of modular cage culture, economic feasibility of modular cage culture, and post harvest processing.

Each copy costs US$5

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AEM 50 Cage culture of the giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii)Maria Lourdes Cuvin-Aralar, Emiliano Aralar, Alma Lazartigue (2011) 30 pp

An extension manual describing biology, site requirement, grow-out operations, health management, harvest, post harvest handling & processing, and economic analysis.

Each copy costs US$5

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AEM 49 Farming of the tropical abalone Haliotis asininaVC Encena II, NC Bayona (2010) 30 pp

An extension manual detailing site selection, nursery and grow-out operations, harvest and live transport, and economic feasibility.

Each copy costs US$6

AEM 48 Seed production of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) in VietnamNguyen Dinh Quang Duy (2010) 12 pp

An extension manual describing broddstock management, larval rearing, and management of nursery systems.

Each copy costs US$4

AEM 47 Mud crab nursery in pondsSEAFDEC/AQD, ACE, MODE/SPPI, BFVMC, ACELT, BFAR, ACIAR/CATP (2010) 27 pp

An extension manual that is highly illustrated, detailing the biology, nursery, harvest, marketing, costs-and-returns of mudcrab nursery in ponds.

Each copy costs US$5

AEM 46 Intensive culture of seabass, Lates calcarifer Bloch, in brackishwater earthen pondsGS Jamerlan, RM Coloso (2010) 35 pp

An extension manual describing criteria for site selection, monoculture and polyculture operations including feeds and feeding, harvest, common diseases, economic analysis.

Each copy costs US$6

AEM 45 Fingerlings production of hatchery-reared milkfish (Chanos chanos) in earthen nursery pondsEB Coniza et al. (2010) 32 pp

An extension manual detailing the three types of nurseries, site selection, and pond preparation; fry selection, handling, transport, acclimation and stocking, fish monitoring, feeding, and harvest; and economics.

Each copy costs US$6

AEM 44 Prevention and control measures against viral nervous necrosis (VNN) in marine fish hatcheriesLD de la Peña (2010) 38 pp

An extension manual that describes the clinical signs, behavioral changes, and species affected by the virus; detection, prevention and control methods are also included.

Each copy costs US$6

AEM 43 Philippines freshwater prawns (Macrobrachium spp.)MRR Eguia et al. (2009) 50 pp

This manual provides information on the biology, morphology, natural distribution, habitat, and economic importance of selected freshwater prawns found in the Philippines.

Each copy costs US$6

AEM 42 Seed production and grow-out of mud crab (Scylla paramamosain) in VietnamNC Thach (2009) 29 pp

This manual provides information on the biology and techniques in the larval rearing, nursery and grow-out of the mud crab Scylla paramamosain.

Each copy costs US$4

AEM 41 Grow-out Culture of the Asian Catfish Clarias macrocephalusEB Coniza et al. (2008) 29 pp

This manual deals with topics on site selection, catfish rearing systems, disease management, and the economics of the grow-out culture of catfish.

Each copy costs US$6

AEM 40 Breeding and Seed Production of the Asian Catfish Clarias Macrocephalus (Gunther)JDT Fermin et al. (2008) 28 pp

Among the topics discussed in this 28-page manual are broodstock development and management, hatchery and nursery, health management and financial analyses of the breeding and seed production of the Asian catfish.

Each copy costs US$6

AEM 39 Abalone HatcheryAC Fermin et al. (2008) 31 pp

This manual contains information on abalone hatchery operation, including site selection, design, culture of natural food, broodstock management, spawning, nursery, packing and transport, and profitability analyses.

Each copy costs US$6.50

AEM 38 Tilapia Broodstock and Hatchery ManagementRV Eguia, MRR Eguia (2007) 48 pp

This 48-page manual covers topic on broodstock selection, hatchery and nursery management, costs-and returns analysis and health management.

Each copy costs US$4.50

AEM 37 Giant Clam Hatchery, Ocean Nursery and Stock EnhancementSS Mingoa-Licuanan, ED Gomez (2007) 109 pp

A 109-page manual discusses the hatchery, ocean nursery and stock enhancement of giant clam. It also contains information on macroalgal and zooxanthellae culture.

Each copy costs US$14

AEM 36 Tilapia Farming in Cages and Ponds (in print or CD; indicate choice)RV Eguia, MRR Eguia (2004) 40 pp

This 40-page manual describes the farming practices for tilapia in cages, pens, ponds, and tanks. Also details selection of quality seedstock, maintenance of stock (feeding, water management), and harvesting. A list of institutions working on tilapia R&D is included.

Each copy costs US$4

AEM 35 Best Management Practices for Mangrove-Friendly Shrimp FarmingDD Baliao, S Tookwinas (2002) 50 pp (Filipino version also available)

This 50-page manual puts together the best practices that SEAFDEC/AQD has developed with the Department of Fisheries in Thailand. These practices include the use of biomanipulators and greenwater system, the use of settling ponds with baffles and biofilters, the use of sludge collectors among others. These practices have been field-tested in Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Each copy costs US$4

AEM 34 Biology and Hatchery of Mud Crabs Scylla spp.ET Quinitio, FD Parado-Estepa (2008, 2nd edition) 47 pp

A 47-page revised edition of the 2003 manual that describes the hatchery protocol that SEAFDEC/AQD developed for the mass production of mudcrabs Scylla spp. Setting up of the hatchery is described, as are the steps in managing the breeders, larval rearing, and nursery rearing. Common problems and their solutions, and an updated economic analyses are also discussed.

Each copy costs US$8

AEM 33 Induced Breeding and Seed Production of Bighead CarpAC Gonzal et al. (2001) 40 pp

A 40-page manual that details the advanced induced spawning technology for Bighead carp developed at SEAFDEC/AQD through the years. This handbook emphasizes the adoption of efficient carp hatchery techniques for optimal production of good quality eggs and juveniles.

Each copy costs US$3

AEM 32 The Farming of the Seaweed KappaphycusAQ Hurtado, RF Agbayani (2000) 26 pp

A 24-page manual that introduces the carrageenan-producing seaweed Kappaphycus whose culture has spread from Jolo in Mindanao to at least 14 sites in the Visayas and Luzon. Four culture methods are presented: fixed off-bottom, raft long-line (single or multiple), hanging long line, and polyculture of seaweeds with carnivorous fishes. The Filipino version, Pag-aalaga ng halamang-dagat na Kappaphycus (2007), is also available.

Each copy costs US$3

AEM 30 Net Cage Culture of Tilapia in Dams and Small Farm ReservoirsDD Baliao et al. (2000) 14 pp

A 14-page manual that details net cage design and cage management after tilapia has been stocked. Some data on operating costs included.

Each copy costs US$2

AEM 23 Pagpapaanak ng TilapyaRV Eguia, MRR Eguia (2207) 52 pp

This 52-page revised edition of the 1996 manual, discusses the spawning of tilapia in concrete tank hatcheries, hapa hatcheries in ponds and lakes and the hatchery operations of tilapia.

Each copy costs US$3.50*

*Special authors’ priceAEM 22 Pag-aalaga ng TilapyaRV Eguia, MRR Eguia (2007) 55 pp

A 55-page manual details the culture and grow-out of tilapia until its harvest. This manual also includes a list of government agencies in the Philippines involved in tilapia research and development.

Each copy costs US$4*

*Special authors’ priceAEM 21 Feeds and Feeding of Milkfish, Nile Tilapia, Asian Sea Bass and Tiger ShrimpFeed Development Section (1994) 97 pp

A 97-page manual that discusses the nutrient requirements, sources and Characteristics of feedstuffs, feed formulation, practical feed formulation, processing and preparation, storage and quality control and feeding management for various fishes and the tiger shrimp.

Each copy costs US$4


Textbooks, monographs and other books

field guide_thumbnail-bookstoreField guide to mangrove identification and community structure analysis

Ma. Junemie Hazel Lebata-Ramos (2013)

The field guide provides a key and images of plants and plant parts for identifying Philippine mangrove species; instructions on how to lay out quadrats and solve equations needed for mangrove community analysis; and a glossary. The guide is intended for researchers, academicians, students and those in government and non-government organizations actively involved in mangrove research.

Each copy costs US$19

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Health Management in Aquaculture

Gilda Lio-Po and Yasuo Inui eds. (2010) 316 pp

A textbook on the major diseases of cultured fish & crustaceans, as well as prevention & control methods and diagnostic techniques for these diseases. New chapters on histology, probiotics, and epidemiology were added in this edition.

Each copy costs US$43

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Reforming Philippine Science

Suarez, Lacanilao (2010) 95 pp

This book discusses the importance of science as the foundation of technological development and economic progress. It also describes the past and current situation of scientific research in the Philippines. The book also illustrates the usefulness of a properly published scientific research to the entire country.

Each copy costs US$7.10

The Malalison Experience: empowering an island community in west Central PhilippinesRF Agbayani et al. (2009) 64 pp

A 64-page booklet that describes SEAFDEC’s community fishery resources management project from 1991 to 1998 with a post project assessment in 2009.

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Training handbook on rural aquacultureSEAFDEC/AQD (2009) 296 pp

A 296-page handbook with chapters on concepts & approaches of sustainable rural aquaculture, importance & conservation of coastal ecosystems, aquaculture technologies, socio-economics of fishing communities, policies concerning fisheries and aquaculture in Southeast Asia, business planning, and approaches and strategies of the technological transfer pathways at SEAFDEC/AQD

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Recent Developments in the Genetic Improvement of the Giant Freshwater Prawn (Macrobrachium sp.)MRR Eguia et al., compilers (2007) 86 pp

This publication contains results from the research project “Development of Genetically Improved Strain of Macrobrachium” covered by the Program on the Promotion of Sustainable Aquaculture in the ASEAN Region (previously known as Integrated Rural Aquaculture Program). It specifically includes activities from the inception of the project in 2002 up to 2005 under the Special Five-year Program on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the ASEAN Region as well as research updates from 2006 to date. Project Activities from 2006 to 2010 have been placed under the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Fisheries Consultative Group (FCG) collaborative mechanism with financial support from the Government of Japan Trust Fund. Dr. Koichi Okuzawa, AQD’s Deputy Chief from 2005-2007, was project leader at the time the Studies started until early 2007.

Each copy costs US$17

Seaweeds of PanayAQ Hurtado et al. (2006) 50 pp

A 50-page book listing 112 species of seaweeds found in Panay island in west central Philippines, 27 of which are new records to the area. Each color photograph is accompanied by a physical description. Common names, seaweed habitat, economic importance, and collection site/s are also noted.

Each copy costs US$5

Handbook of the Mangroves of the Philippines – PanayJH Primavera et al., ( 2004) 106 pp

A 106-page guide is a user-friendly presentation of technical botanical description and illustrations of Philippine mangrove species in Panay Island, Guimaras and Aurora Province. Vegetative and reproductive structures of 34 mangrove species that are readily observed in the field are emphasized and presented in color photographs and as graphic icons. Also discussed: importance of mangroves; mangrove decline and legislation; conservation and rehabilitation; and mangrove-friendly aquaculture.

Each copy costs US$20

Nutrition in Tropical AquacultureOM Millamena et al., eds (2002) 221 pp

A 221-page book has eight chapters on aquaculture nutrition, feed formulation and feeding management. This book is the product of more than 25 years of research experience in fish nutrition and feed development at SEAFDEC/AQD.

Include US$2 for mailing fee in the Philippines and US$5 for outside the Philippines.

Each copy costs US$25

An Assessment of the Coastal Resources of Ibajay and Tangalan, AklanLMB Garcia, ed (2001) 60 pp

This is a report describing the present state of marine resources in several coastal barangays in northern Panay island where AQD has collaborative projects. Recommendations from this report will guide Fisherfolks and other stakeholders, particularly the local government units in their development plans.

Each copy costs US$6

Health Management in AquacultureGL Po et al., eds (2001) 187 pp

187-page book has eleven chapters on viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic disease and pests, and the various ways to prevent and control these.

Each copy costs US$6.50

Ecology and Farming of MilkfishTU Bagarinao (1999) 117 pp

This book is a 171-page, reader-friendly illustrated account of the life history of milkfish (Chanos chanos) in nature and in aquaculture. It describes the different farming systems and status of the milkfish industry, and recommends means to ensure sustainability.

Each copy costs US$13

Conference proceedings

Conference proceedings


Sustainable aquaculture development for food security in Southeast Asia towards 2020

Belen Acosta, Relicardo Coloso, Evelyn Grace de Jesus-Ayson, Joebert Toledo (2011) 169 pp

This documents the proceedings of the Regional Technical Consultation on Sustainable Aquaculture held 17-19 March 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Each copy costs US$16

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Proceedings of the Regional Technical Consultation on Stock EnhancementJH Primavera et al., eds (2006) 150 pp

This 150-page book documents the proceedings of an experts’ consultation held at AQD in July 2005. It contains nine review papers and seven country papers.

Each copy costs US$6

Responsible Aquaculture Development in Southeast AsiaLMB Garcia, ed (2001) 274 pp

This volume contains the papers presented during the ADSEA ’99, the triennial conference that sets the R&D priorities of SEAFDEC/AQD from 2000 to 2003.

Each copy costs US$6

Mangrove-Friendly AquacultureJH Primavera et al., eds (2000) 217 pp

This book documents the proceedings of the first workshop on mangrove-friendly aquaculture organized by SEAFDEC/AQD in January 1999. It contains 3 review papers, and country status papers from the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Cambodia.

Each copy costs US$6


Video CD

Compendium of Aquaculture Technologies

Each copy costs US$9



Life cycle of mud crab

36 x 24.5 in (2011)

Color poster conceptualized by ET Quinitio.

Each copy costs US$6

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