AquaBusiness Archive

Shrimp disease quick detection kit developed

An inexpensive, field-deployable, easy-to-use, and rapid method of detecting shrimp diseases was developed by Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center-Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC-AQD). The project was funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) under the Philippine […]

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Cost-effective method in detecting shrimp diseases developed

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) developed a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) based detection of shrimp pathogens, particularly the white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) and Vibrio spp. The LAMP is a practical alternative to the conventional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and standard microbiological techniques which require equipment that are expensive. The technology is funded by […]

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S&T intervention develops bigger and more appealing red tilapia

The appealing color of red tilapia makes its slow recognition  as an important fish species for aquaculture. Coming from its name, red tilapia displays a range of pink to red color. Improved breed of red tilapia (Photo from the Inland Aquatic Resources Research Division, DOST-PCAARRD) Farming of the said fish is limited, possibly because of […]

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Biofloc technology to reduce risk of diseases and enhance nutrition in shrimp farms

Farmed shrimps is an important foreign exchange earner. The Philippines is the 6th largest producer of shrimps with annual production of about 50,000 metric tons (mt). However, outbreak of diseases such as White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), Hypodermic Haematopoetic Infectious Necrosis Virus (IHHNV), Taura Syndrome Virus (TSV), and Yellow Head Virus (YHV) has slumped the […]

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Applying S&T for the improvement of the mangrove crab industry

The Philippines is the world’s second top producer of mud crab (also known as mangrove crab). The Philippines prides itself as the world’s second top producer of mangrove crab (Photo from the Inland Aquatic Resources Research Division, PCAARRD) Production is done using polyculture system (or the combination of several species) in 30% of brackishwater ponds […]

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Philippine Shrimp Industry: Getting back to the top through S&T

Farmed shrimp is an important foreign exchange earner. The Philippines is the 6th largest producer of shrimps with annual production of about 50,000 mt. However, outbreak of viral diseases such as White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), Hypodermic Haematopoetic Infectious Necrosis Virus (IHHNV), Taura Syndrome Virus (TSV), and Yellow Head Virus (YHV) have caused the slump […]

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Harnessing S&T for a sustainable and competitive sea cucumber industry

Sea cucumbers are high-value marine invertebrates that used to abound in the country’s coastal waters. They are well-known as food and are highly recognized for their ecological and pharmaceutical values. There are about 200 sea cucumber species in the country, which include 40 high-value species. High value species of sea cucumbers: A. Holothuria fuscogilva (teatfish), […]

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Grouper Fish Farming

Grouper (Epinephelus spp.) locally called inid or lapulapu is a high value fish with great potential in aquaculture. They are valued for their excellent texture and flavor. The demand for grouper in the international market is fast growing particularly in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore

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Hatchery production technology booms milkfish production

Milkfish, the second top aquaculture species produced in the country, has a swelling demand, hence the need to increase its production. Addressing this concern, the manual Development and Management of Milkfish Broodstock  tackles broodstock management. The manual provides developed and refined techniques for collection and transport of spawned eggs and larvae, as well as larval […]

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Oyster Farming and Production Business

Oysters have been gathered from the wild for food long before scientific farming of the organism began. This bivalve is considered as one of man’s most nearly balanced natural food. It is a cheap source of protein and contains substantial quantities of all minerals and vitamins essential to the human diet. About 18% of the […]

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Pangasius Farming and Production Guide

Pangasius spp is commonly called as river or silver stripped catfish, Siamese shark, sutchi catfish, or swai catfish. This fish species live in freshwater and endemic to the Mekong basin. It is a riverine catfish belonging to the members of the family Pangasidae. It exhibits fast growth when cultured given a good environment

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Do you want to culture abalones?

Filipinos think of something foreign whenever they hear the word abalones. There are however, three known species of abalone endemic in our marine waters. These are the donkey’s ear abalone Haliotis asinina (lampas or sobra-sobra), H. varia (kapinan), and H. ovina. There are commercial abalone farms in the provinces of Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros, Samar, Surigao, […]

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