Nursery and grow-out operation and management of milkfish
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This paper reviews the results of studies on the pond culture of milkfish Chanos chanos Forsskal at the SEAFDEC Leganes Brackishwater Station, Leganes, Iloilo since its establishment in 1973. Substantial contribution on the nursery system includes increased stocking density and survival through the use of nylon substrates, supplemental feeding with rice bran, the use of hatchery-reared and stunted fingerlings as alternative sources of stocks, and improvements in the acclimation process. Studies on monoculture and polyculture in grow-out ponds investigated the use of stunted fingerlings, kitchen or algal nursery ponds, stock manipulation techniques, increased stocking density using the plankton method, method frequency and quantity of fertilization, modular pond culture system, and initial findings on fish diseases. Constraints setting back increased production in the Philippines are discussed.
Bombeo-Tuburan, I. & Gerochi, D. D. (1988). Nursery and grow-out operation and management of milkfish. In J. V. Juario & L. V. Benitez (Eds.), Perspectives in Aquaculture Development in Southeast Asia and Japan: Contributions of the SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department. Proceedings of the Seminar on Aquaculture Development in Southeast Asia, 8-12 September 1987, Iloilo City, Philippines. (pp. 269-280). Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines: SEAFDEC, Aquaculture Department.
Stocking density; Food organisms; Fish handling; Feed; Handling; Husbandry diseases; Pond culture; Survival; Polyculture; Monoculture; Brackishwater aquaculture; Aquaculture systems; Rearing; Acclimation; Nursery ponds; Fish diseases; Fingerlings; Feeding experiments; Aquaculture techniques; Fish culture; Harvesting; Chanos chanos; Philippines, Panay I., Iloilo, Leganes
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