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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 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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