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    • Article

      The financial feasibility of small-scale grouper aquaculture in the Philippines 

      RS Pomeroy, R Agbayani, MN Duray, J Toledo & G Quinitio - Aquaculture Economics and Management, 2004 - International Association of Aquaculture Economics and Management (IAAEM)
      This paper presents the results of an economic analysis of the aquaculture of two species of grouper E. coloides (orange‐spotted grouper, green grouper, red‐spotted grouper) and E. malabaricus (malabar grouper, black‐spotted grouper) for small producers in the Philippines. The findings of the analysis indicate that, based on the assumptions, grouper culture is financially feasible. However, the capital requirements for the broodstock, hatchery/nursery, and integrated system may be beyond the financial means of many small producers. These stages of grouper culture may need to be developed as a larger project by private investors or government. The capital investment requirement for grow‐out (not including purchase of transport boxes) is within the financial means of small producers. Loans or other incentives will need to be made available for the small producer, but the cash flow indicates that these loans can be repaid in the first year of production.
    • Conference paper

      Review of social and economic research in the fishery sector of the Philippines: a country paper 

      RF Agbayani, MC Tarrosa-Pestano, DC Evangelista, RL Sevilleja, NA Lopez & RS Pomeroy - In LM Chou, AD Munro, TJ Lam, TW Chen, LKK Cheong, JK Ding, KK Hooi, HW Khoo, VPE Phang, KF Shim & CH Tan (Eds.), The Third Asian Fisheries Forum. Proceedings of the Third Asian Fisheries Forum, 26-30 October 1992, Singapore, 1994 - Asian Fisheries Society
      The problems confronting the fishery sector have received varying degree of attention from the government sector over time. In the past two decades the main thrust was to increase productivity through technology generation. In the late 1980s, however, the worsening problem of inequity in fisheries shifted the concern to the socioeconomic issues of sustainability and equity. This reorientation in emphasis is largely attributable to the contribution of social scientists.

      The study reviews completed and ongoing socioeconomic research in the fishery sector. This relates the focus of the studies in the sector. Research gaps and researchable areas were determined to identify future research directions. Moreover, this review aims to find out whether social scientists have responded to the needs and urgent issues of the sector.
    • Article

      The status of grouper culture in Southeast Asia 

      Full-cycle aquaculture (the use of hatchery-reared fingerlings) of many grouper species is becoming more common throughout Asia. Grouper are cultured at various scales in every country of Southeast Asia — Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. While currently making up only about 10–15 per cent of the total trade, there is an increasing supply of full-cycle, cultured fish. The most important source countries are Taiwan, Indonesia and Thailand. Grouper culture is also ongoing in Australia and the People’s Republic of China, although the industry in these countries will not be discussed here.