The Philippine aquaculture industry
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The aquaculture sector of the Philippine fishing industry registered the highest growth rate of 12.5% in 1977-1986. The contribution of aquaculture to the total fish production was equivalent to 24% in 1986 compared to only 85 in the early 1970's. In terms of quantity, the mariculture subsector registered the highest growth rate of 10.2% in 1982-1986, whereas in terms of value the brackishwater fishpond subsector showed the highest growth rate of 33%. Meanwhile, freshwater aquaculture production exhibited a negative growth rate due to reduction of activities in Laguna de Bay and the slow expansion in hectarage of the commercial freshwater fishponds. Research by several agencies concentrated heavily on the culture of milkfish (Chanos chanos), tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Chinese carps (Aristichthys nobilis and Hypophthalmichthys molitrix), tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon), and sea bass (Lates calcarifer). Innovations in seaweed, oyster, and mussel farming are also discussed. Research directions are presented to assure an ecologically sustainable growth in aquaculture with emphasis on countryside development.
Camacho, A. S., Macalincag-Lagua, N. (1988). The Philippine aquaculture industry. 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. 91-116). Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines: SEAFDEC, Aquaculture Department.
Seed (aquaculture); Shrimp culture; Pond culture; Mollusc culture; Mussel culture; Seed production; Oyster culture; Aquaculture; Sustainability; Brackishwater aquaculture; Aquaculture economics; Aquaculture enterprises; Aquaculture development; Breeding; Fisheries; Seaweed culture; Marine aquaculture; Freshwater aquaculture; Brood stocks; Fish culture; Fish ponds; Penaeus monodon; Chanos chanos; Hypophthalmichthys molitrix; Aristichthys nobilis; Lates calcarifer; Oreochromis niloticus; Philippines
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