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Culture of Surigao oyster species can enable Philippines to export oyster to China, Korea

The culture of a Surigao oyster species, Tikod Amo, is seen to boost Philippines’ 15,000-20,000 metric ton (MT) yearly oyster production which has prospective export markets in China and South Korea. The Surigao Del Sur State University (SDSSU) and the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) have been working on the culture technology of Tikod Amo [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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Sea urchins’ grow-out culture worthy of investment

Notwithstanding its globular, spiny appearance, sea urchins (Tripneustes gratilla) have proven to be a lucrative shellfish industry worldwide. However, the high economic value of sea urchins prompted its depletion due to over-exploitation. With this concern, the Bureau of Agriculture Research (BAR) included in the 7th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition, a featured [&hellip

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Proper Fish Feeding Management

To further reduce the cost of feeds in the grow-out culture operation of any kind of fish, proper feeding management should be practiced. It should be remembered that excess feeds pollute the rearing water easily and waste money. Most feed companies recommend a feeding regime based on the arbitrary weight of the fish at a [&hellip

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Juan Algae, a Microalgal Paste, is a Cost-effective Feed for Milkfish Hatcheries

Juan Algae, a microalgae paste developed by the University of the Philippines Visayas College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (UPV-CFOS) and the UPV Museum of Natural Sciences, is a cost-effective feed for milkfish hatcheries. The innovation addresses the challenge of aquaculture operators during microalgae culture, particularly relating to adverse weather conditions. Microalgae paste is produced [&hellip

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Protein Enriched Copra Meal (PECM) as Feed Protein for Tilapia, Milkfish, and Shrimp aquaculture

Primarily used as animal feed, copra meal is an important feed resource in the Philippines. In 2014, the Philippines produced about 750,000 metric tons of copra meal as coconut by-product. About 60% of this was locally utilized mainly as animal feed. Like soybean meal, copra meal is technically classified as a plant-based protein feed ingredient [&hellip

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Probiotic Bacillus Strain Potential Immunostimulant for Giant Tiger Shrimp

A fisheries research found that the probiotic Bacillus strain containing poly-beta hydroxybutyrate (PHB) can be a potential immunostimulant or can improve the immune system of giant tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). Black or giant tiger shrimp is considered as one of the most economically important crustacean species in the country for aquaculture. However, shrimp farmers have [&hellip

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Bagungon: From fishpond pest to mudcrab fattener

Among the marine products we have in the country, mudcrab (Scylla serrata) also known as the ‘green crab’ due to its distinguished greenish outer shell. It is considered an “export winner” due to its high demand in the seafoods market. It commands high price both in the international and local market. Known for its sweet [&hellip

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The Dance of Sea Cucumbers

This special dance happens only on a night when the setting is conducive.  Like a waiting princess, she stands with head held high, her front end raised from the bottom. Meanwhile, he watches her at a distance, shaking and tossing restlessly á la lambada. A few hours later, he releases a hazy fluid that covers [&hellip

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Formulated feed for grow-out culture of mud crab identified

Basal diet for mud crab which can be used to supplement traditional or natural crab feed by 50 percent has been identified in a study. Dr. Mae Catacutan of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC-AQD) in Tigbauan, Iloilo conducted the study. With funding support from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and [&hellip

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