AquaBusiness Archive

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 [&hellip

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Protecting the savory sugpo

Tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon Fabricius) or sugpo culture is one of the most profitable industries in Region 10. It has significant economic contributions to the region as it encourages employment and generates foreign currency. In the early 1990s, the prawn industry suffered major losses from a luminous bacterial disease called Vibrio. It hit Northern Mindanao, [&hellip

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Tilapias in the wild analysed for genetic quality

Wild tilapias in seven lakes of the country show a high percentage of genetic introgression and low genetic diversity based on a study. Genetic introgression takes place when one species contains genes from another due to mixing or hybridization between them. Titled as Genetic Traceability and DNA Fingerprinting of Genetically Improved Tilapia Strains in Hatchery [&hellip

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How to Start a Freshwater Shrimp Farming Business

Shrimp is the most important commodity, by value, in the international seafood trade. The shrimp industry has grown exponentially in the last decades, and growth is expected to continue for years to come. A new and better technology to culture shrimps is being used by many enterprising shrimp farmers nowadays. Green water technology is a [&hellip

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How to Breed and Culture Siamese Fighting Fish

Fighting fish is a popular freshwater aquarium fish species often referred to as betta and known as pla-kat in its native homeland, Thailand. It is member of the gourami family (Osphronemidae) or labyrinth fishes, which has lung-like labyrinth organ that could use atmospheric oxygen. Fighting fish is native to the Mekong Basin in Southeast Asia [&hellip

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Black Tiger Prawn Farming Techniques

This new technology on shrimp farming in brackish water ponds incorporates pollution management which constitutes 9% of annual shrimp production cost per ha of the farmer. Pollution management is worth the cost considering that a shrimp farmer could lose it all during a disease outbreak. Black Tiger Prawn Farming Techniques Environment-friendly practices include: (1) Lowered [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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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Make profits from sea urchin culture

Few years ago, sea urchins or what foreign countries tagged as sea porcupines, are generally ignored marine species. It could be because of their strange-looking movable spines and tubular feet akin to starfish that make people stay away from them. People only realized sea urchin’s special value when its demand in foreign markets had overtaken [&hellip

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Tilapia Fish Farming

Known as the “aquatic chicken,” the TILAPIA is a poor man’s fish that grows fast and breeds easily in captivity. It is considered as one of the easiest fishes to culture. It is also relatively tolerant to a wide range of salinity & temperature levels. Moreover, farming tilapia requires minimal inputs. TECHNOLOGY PROFILE. The most [&hellip

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