|dc.description||The SEAFDEC/AQD Feed Mill, previously known as Feed Production Laboratory, was established in 1991 as a service unit of the Feed Development Section (now Nutrition and Feed Development Section) funded by the Government of Japan. It produced feeds to serve the Department’s laboratory and pond research studies, maintenance and culture of experimental animals, verification studies in collaboration with fish farmers, and large-scale production of SEAFDEC/AQD-formulated feeds for mariculture.
In 2019, the facility received a US$60,000 upgrade, which increased its daily production capacity from 0.5 MT to 2.6 MT per day. It can yield about 300 kilograms of feeds per hour. It currently produces diets for abalone, grouper, mangrove crab, milkfish, pompano, sea bass, shrimp, siganid, and tilapia. The facility also accepts orders from private hatcheries that need maintenance feeds for marine fish breeders and larvae, which are not commercially available.||en