These simple, easy-to-follow manuals are intended as extension education materials that can be used by extension agents, aquaculturists, researchers, academicians and students, policy makers, farmers and other interested parties. Since its inception, AQD has published several extension manuals on production of various aquaculture commodities. As other technologies are verified for commercialization, more extension manuals are planned to be published in the near future.

Recent Submissions

  • Pag-aalaga ng halamang-dagat na Kappaphycus 

    Hurtado, Anicia Q.; Agbayani, Renato F. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007-07)
    A 24-page manual that introduces the carrageenan-producing seaweed Kappaphycus whose culture has spread from Jolo in Mindanao to at least 14 sites in the Visayas and Luzon. Four culture methods are presented: fixed off-bottom, ...
  • Biology and hatchery rearing of the silver therapon Leiopotherapon plumbeus 

    Aya, Frolan A.; Garcia, Luis Maria B. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2020-07)
  • Tilapia culture: The basics 

    Romana-Eguia, Maria Rowena R.; Eguia, Ruel V.; Pakingking Jr., Rolando (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2020-07)
    This new aquaculture extension manual revisits the basics of tilapia culture with updated information on the grow-out technology in cages and ponds. Updated cost and returns analyses were also included to guide farmers ...
  • Manajemen budidaya udang yang baik dan ramah lingkungan di daerah mangrove 

    Baliao, Dan D.; Tookwinas, Siri (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center; Association of Southeast Asian Nations, 2002)
  • Mabisang pamamaraan sa pagpapalaki ng sugpo na hindi makakapinsala sa mga bakawan 

    Baliao, Dan D.; Tookwinas, Siri (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center; Association of Southeast Asian Nations, 2002)
  • Tulun-an sa pagpabuad sing lukon 

    Primavera, Jurgenne H.; Apud, Florentino D. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 1976)
    This manual is intended for fish farmers, extension workers and others in their initial efforts to produce marketable sugpo (Penaeus monodon) for local consumption or export. Information is presented on pond preparation, ...
  • Nursery culture of tropical anguillid eels in the Philippines 

    Cuvin-Aralar, Maria Lourdes; Aya, Frolan A.; Romana-Eguia, Maria Rowena R.; Logronio, Dan Joseph (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2019)
  • Biology and hatchery of mangrove crabs Scylla spp. 

    Quinitio, Emilia T.; Parado-Estepa, Fe Dolores; dela Cruz-Huervana, Joana Joy (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2018)
    This manual includes the biology of crab (Scylla serrata, S. tranquebarica, and S. olivacea), and describes principles and procedures for spawning the mature crabs and rearing the zoea to ‘fly’ size crabs. It focuses on ...
  • Diseases of juvenile and adult mud crab Scylla spp. in the Philippines 

    Tendencia, Eleonor A.; Cabilitasan, Ma. Venuz C.; Tobias-Quinitio, Emilia (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2017)
    This manual aims to provide updated information on the diseases of mud crabs initially authored by Lavilla-Pitogo and dela Peña (2004). It includes the name of the disease, causative agent, stages affected, effects on mud ...
  • Pagpapaanak ng tilapya 

    Eguia, Ruel V.; Eguia, Maria Rowena R. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    This 52-page revised edition of the 1996 manual, discusses the spawning of tilapia in concrete tank hatcheries, hapa hatcheries in ponds and lakes and the hatchery operations of tilapia.
  • Biology and hatchery of mud crabs Scylla spp. 

    Quinitio, Emilia T.; Parado-Estepa, Fe Dolores (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2008)
    This manual includes the biology of mud crab, and describes principles and procedures for spawning the mature crabs (Scylla serrata, S. tranquebarica, and S. olivacea) and rearing the zoea to fly size crabs. It focuses on ...
  • Seed production of milkfish Chanos chanos Forsskal 

    Reyes, Ofelia; Eullaran, Bernadita; Ayson, Evelyn Grace (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2016)
    A 26-page manual describing the site selection, hatchery design, spawning, larval rearing, natural food production, and economic analysis for milkfish.
  • Development and management of milkfish broodstock 

    Reyes, Ofelia S.; de Jesus-Ayson, Evelyn Grace T.; Eullaran, Bernadita E.; Corre Jr., Valeriano L.; Ayson, Felix G. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2015)
    The manual provides developed and refined techniques for collection and transport of spawned eggs and larvae, as well as larval rearing. It also describes the necessary facilities for maintaining milkfish broodstock. Guidelines ...
  • Pag-aalaga ng tilapya 

    Eguia, Ruel V.; Eguia, Maria Rowena R. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2007)
    The manual discusses tilapia culture methods in concrete tanks, netcages, and fishponds. It details the species of tilapia cultured in the Philippines, which include Oreochromis nilotucus, O.mossambicus, O.aureus. It covers ...
  • Soft-shell crab production using hatchery-reared mud crab 

    Tobias-Quinitio, Emilia J.; Libunao, Gardel Xyza S.; Parado-Estepa, Fe D.; Calpe, Adelaida T. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center; Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), 2015)
    "The production of soft-shell crabs is well established in other Asian countries but its sustainability is already being threatened due to the decreasing mud crab population in the wild where the seedstocks are sourced. ...
  • Culture of rotifer (Brachionus rotundiformis) and brackishwater cladoceran (Diphanosoma celebensis) for aquaculture seed production 

    de la Peña, Milagros R. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2015)
    A 32-page manual with topics on the biology and cultivation techniques of zooplankton.
  • Seed production of rabbitfish Siganus guttatus 

    Ayson, Felix G.; Reyes, Ofelia S.; de Jesus-Ayson, Evelyn Grace T. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2014)
    This manual is mainly intended to serve as a practical guide to fishfarmers and other stakeholders interested to venture in operating a rabbitfish hatchery. It details site selection, hatchery design & layout, and protocols ...
  • Milkfish Chanos chanos cage culture operations 

    Gaitan, Albert G.; Toledo, Joebert D.; Arnaiz, Margarita T.; Ayson, Evelyn Grace DJ.; Altamirano, Jon P.; Agbayani, Renato F.; Salayo, Nerissa D.; Marte, Clarissa L. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2014)
    A 42-pages extension manual describing the biology, fingerling production, site selection, cage design and construction, measurement & analysis of water & sediment quality parameters and economic analysis.
  • Intensive culture of milkfish Chanos chanos in polyculture with white shrimp Penaeus indicus or mud crab Scylla serrata in brackishwater earthen ponds 

    Jamerlan, Gerry S.; Coloso, Relicardo M.; Golez, Nelson V. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2014)
    A 30-page extension manual describing the biology, site selection, pond management and harvest & post-harvest of milkfish intensive polyculture in earthen pond.
  • Hatchery production of snubnose pompano Trachinotus blochii Lacepede 

    Reyes, Ofelia S.; de Jesus-Ayson, Evelyn Grace T.; Pedroso, Fiona L.; Cabanilla, Ma. Irene C. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2014)
    A 26-page extension manual describing the biology, broodstock acquisition & management, larval rearing, harvest & transport and prevention of diseases & parasites in hatchery production of pompano.

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