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

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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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Freshwater prawn

Why freshwater prawn culture? High export potential Can be a good alternative to tilapia and tiger shrimp Can be used in polyculture with other species Has an established market niche

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Bighead carp

Why carp culture? Has low protein requirement during culture Can be used as raw material in value-added fish products Can be used in polyculture with other aquaculture species Grows fast, reaching 2-4 kilograms in 4-6 months

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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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