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    • Book

      Development and management of milkfish broodstock 

      OS Reyes, EGT de Jesus-Ayson, BE Eullaran, VL Corre Jr. & FG Ayson - 2015 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      Series: Aquaculture extension manual; No. 62
      The manual provides developed and refined techniques for collection and transport of spawned eggs and larvae, as well as larval rearing. It also describes the necessary facilities for maintaining milkfish broodstock.

      Guidelines on transporting broodstock, performing biopsy to determine sex of spawners, collecting and cleaning eggs, packing and transporting eggs to hatchery, incubating and hatching eggs, and packing and transporting of larvae are also provided in the manual.

      The importance of nutritional quality of the diet in relation to the performance of the milkfish broodstock and quality of resulting eggs and larvae is also explained in the manual.

      Broodstock feeds are enriched with vitamin C, beta-carotene, and other nutrients for better reproductive performance of broodstock and better egg and larval quality. It also offers formula to initially estimate the number of spawned eggs and determine the hatching rate.

      The manual guides stakeholders and operators who are interested in setting up breeding facilities for milkfish.
    • Article

      Growth, maturity and induced spawning of mangrove red snapper, Lutjanus argentimaculatus, broodstock reared in concrete tanks 

      AC Emata, JP Damaso & BE Eullaran - The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgeh, 1999 - Society of Israeli Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology
      Mangrove red snapper, Lutjanus argentimaculatus, fry (n=30) were collected in 1993 and reared in concrete tanks. They were fed trash fish every other day initially at 10% to 5%, until they reached three years. They reached 4.18 plus or minus 0.14 kg (mean body weight) after five years in captivity. Males matured in four years (mean body weight 2.55 kg, mean total length 49.6 cm) and females in five years (3.92 kg, 57.0 cm). As with other lutjanids, L. argentimaculatus exhibited separate sexes and no sexual dimorphism. Mangrove red snapper broodstock were sexually mature from April to October coinciding with the appearance of fry in the wild and the breeding season of wild-caught adults. Reproductive performance (egg production and quality) of first-time spawning mangrove red snapper broodstock was poorer than that of wild-caught adults. However, the results demonstrate the feasibility of developing mangrove red snapper broodstock in concrete tanks to ensure the sustainability of snapper aquaculture.
    • Article

      Induced spawning and early life description of the mangrove red snapper, Lutjanus argentimaculatus 

      AC Emata, B Eullaran & TU Bagarinao - Aquaculture, 1994 - Elsevier
      Wild-caught mangrove red snapper, Lutjanus argentimaculatus, reared in a concrete tank for 1 year, spontaneously matured in June 1992. On 19 August 1992, a sexually mature female and male (4.6 and 3.2 kg body weight, respectively) were administered a single intramuscular injection of HCG 1500 IU·kg−1 body weight. Spawning occurred 27 h after injection. Hatching occurred 16 h after spawning at 28°C and 32 ppt. Yolk resorption was completed 72 h after hatching. Growth was slow in the first week but rapid in the second and third weeks. Egg and larval development is similar to that of other lutjanids. Larval rearing revealed two critical periods: days 3–5 and days 18–20. Future studies must be geared to avoid mass mortality of the larvae during the critical stages for mass seed production.
    • Book

      Seed production of milkfish Chanos chanos Forsskal 

      O Reyes, B Eullaran & EG Ayson - 2016 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      Series: Aquaculture extension manual; No. 63
      A 26-page manual describing the site selection, hatchery design, spawning, larval rearing, natural food production, and economic analysis for milkfish.