Aquaculture in the Philippines
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Aquaculture is regarded as the most promising source of protein food in the years ahead. Milkfish and Nile tilapia are the major fishes now produced but groupers, sea bass, rabbitfish, red snappers, carps, and catfishes are grown by some farmers. The tiger shrimp is still the most important cultured crustacean, but white shrimps and mudcrabs also have great potential. Oysters and mussels are produced in considerable amounts. Mariculture of the seaweed Eucheuma is now a well established industry, and the pond culture of Gracilaria for agar extraction is beginning to take off.
Aypa, S. M. (1995). Aquaculture in the Philippines. In T. U. Bagarinao & E. E. C. Flores (Eds.), Towards Sustainable Aquaculture in Southeast Asia and Japan: Proceedings of the Seminar-Workshop on Aquaculture Development in Southeast Asia, Iloilo City, Philippines, 26-28 July, 1994 (pp. 137-147). Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines: Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
environmental degradation ; pollution tolerance; shrimp culture ; freshwater lakes ; bacterial diseases ; pond culture ; survival ; mollusc culture ; mussel culture ; prawn culture ; oyster culture ; toxicity tolerance; aquaculture ; brackishwater aquaculture ; aquaculture economics ; aquaculture development ; cage culture ; culture effects; seaweed culture ; mariculture; freshwater aquaculture ; fish culture ; Penaeus monodon ; Channa ; Chanos chanos ; Lutjanus argentimaculatus ; Lates calcarifer ; Perna viridis ; Crassostrea ; Epinephelus ; Cyprinus carpio ; Eucheuma ; Siganus ; Clarias ; Gracilaria ; Macrobrachium rosenbergii ; Oreochromis niloticus ; Giant perch; Golden rabbitfish; Mangrove jack; milkfish ; Philippines ; South East Asia ; Philippines, Luzon I., Zambales, Sampaloc L.; Philippines, Luzon I., Laguna de Bay
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