Commodities

Mud crab

Why mudcrab culture?                                                                    High demand in local and export markets Large and good taste Polyculture with milkfsh, tilapia or siganids Easy to transport Culture in mangroves Investment for people’s cooperatives and fisherfolk organizations with tenure of mangrove area SEAFDEC/AQD’s work on mud crab   Studies on mud crab at the SEAFDEC/AQD started in 1977, but were soon …

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Tilapia

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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Grouper

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 Inquiry: AQD marine fish team: Dr. Felix G. Ayson commodity team leader

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Milkfish

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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Seabass

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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Seaweeds

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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Abalone

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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