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Soft-shell crab production using hatchery-produced seedstock

“Sa alimango, kikita tayo.” Soft-shell crab farming is a profitable business providing employment and dollar income, hence the increasing interest of farmers and aquaculturists to engage in the said farming activity. In Asia, commercial soft-shell crab production has been established in Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Soft-shell crabs are sold to local restaurants and exported to [&hellip

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Grouper (Lapu-lapu) Farming and Production Guide

Locally known as lapu-lapu, grouper has been cultured in ponds and cages in Southeast Asia for more than a decade. It is one of them most expensive fish in the market and is valued because of its texture and taste as well as its great potential in the aquaculture market. The demand of the grouper [&hellip

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Tilapia program bats for better look, bigger outlook for the Red Nile Tilapia

The color red seems to catch even the fancy of fish consumers. The red sea bream, red snapper, and grouper all command good market but are highly priced. Thus, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)-coordinated National Tilapia Research and Development Program banks on the good prospects in offering [&hellip

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Getting into catfish farming

Recently, Asian catfish has become a popular gastronomic addition to the Filipino diet because of its tender and delicious meat. This encouraged more farmers and entrepreneurs to venture into catfish farming. Our scientists recommend catfish farming because catfishes are resistant to diseases, can be stocked at high densities, and can tolerate low water quality. While [&hellip

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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, [&hellip

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Tilapia Feeding Strategies for More Income

Tilapia farmers claim that the biggest slice in their production cost is spent for commercial supplemental feed. This is because intensified tilapia production has resulted in growers’ dependency on commercial feed. Findings of researchers of the Freshwater Aquaculture Center of the Central Luzon State University (FAC-CLSU) have shown that the cost of supplemental feed accounts [&hellip

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Alternative sources of probiotics and prebiotics for tilapia culture sought

Recognizing the important application of probiotics in tilapia aquaculture, researchers led by Dr. Rosalie Rafael of the Freshwater Aquaculture Center of the Central Luzon State University (FAC-CLSU) will assess the potential use of probiotics and prebiotics from selected indigenous plants to lower the protein needs of Nile tilapia. Through the development of probiotics and prebiotics [&hellip

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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 Farming of the said fish is limited, possibly because of the unavailability of quality fingerlings for stocking. The limited [&hellip

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Grow-out Production of Asian Catfish

Catfish is locally known as hito to Tagalogs, paltat to Ilocanos, pantat to Cebuanos and Ilonggos, and ito to Pampangeños. It is one of the most important freshwater food fishes not only in the Philippines, but in the whole of Southeast Asia. Catfish culture requires less area, can tolerate poor water quality, as well as [&hellip

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Prolonging the Shelf-Life of Shrimp

A Japanese expert on shrimps from the Southeast Asia Fisheries and Development Center SEAFDEC) in Iloilo has conducted this experiment so as to prolong the life of shrimps even when packed for transporting. Results showed that 93% of the shrimps were still alive and could swim when placed in water. How to Prolong the Shelf-life [&hellip

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