Friday , 14 June 2024


Mangrove crab (Mud crab)

Why mangrove crab 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 mangrove crab   Studies on mangrove crab at the SEAFDEC/AQD started in 1977, but were soon discontinued to give way to a priority shrimp species, Penaeus monodon. Studies were resumed in 1997 in collaboration with Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) mainly to develop …

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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 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 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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Why catfish culture/hatchery? Resistant to diseases Can be stocked at high densities Has low requirements for water quality Requires less area required for culture   Technical Indicators Catfish Seed Production Breeders mature in 6-8 months, and can be obtained from lakes, rivers, tributaries and other freshwater bodies. Sexes can be distinguished externally by the presence of the urogenital papillae in males and a round opening in the females at the lower, ventral side of the body. Catfish Grow-out Stocking density ranges from 10-20 pcs/sq. m depending on water quality and supply. Staggered stocking of ponds is done every 15 – 30 days. Sample 30-50 pcs catfish monthly to monitor ABW and adjust daily feed ration. Downloads Catfish Hatchery and Grow-out …

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