Net cage culture of tilapia in dams and small farm reservoirs
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The manual describes the net cage of tilapia in dams and small farm reservoirs, which has been found to be a low-cost yet high-income earning farm activity and offers an excellent option as an alternative livelihood for poor inland fisherfolks. The following aspects are covered: 1) Characteristics of a suitable site; 2) Design of the net cages - the floating cage, the stationary/fixed cage; 3) Stocking the net cages - source of juveniles, stocking rate, stocking time, acclimation; 4) Management of the cages - feeds and feeding, monitoring activities; 5) Harvesting - partial harvest, total harvest; and, 6) Profitability analysis.
A 14-page manual that details net cage design and cage management after tilapia has been stocked. Some data on operating costs included.
Baliao, D. D., de los Santos, M. A., Franco, N. M., & Jamon, N. R. S. (2000). Net cage culture of tilapia in dams and small farm reservoirs. Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines: SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department.