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      Abalone culture: a new business opportunity 

      WG Gallardo & ND Salayo - SEAFDEC Asian Aquaculture, 2003 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      There are about 100 species of abalone in the world, but only 20 are of high commercial importance. In the Philippines, the abalone species are Haliotis asinina, H. varia, H. ovina and H.glabra, but it is the former which has high commercial value. The semi-processed abalone are frozen, dried or canned for export to many countries. An outline is given of the major aquaculture activities and duration of breeding and culture. Abalone hatchery production operations and investment costs and returns are detailed. Particular reference is made to the modular system of abalone culture in floating cages.
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      Aquaculture of the mangrove red snapper 

      A Emata - SEAFDEC Asian Aquaculture, 2003 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      Mangrove red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) is an important marketable species throughout the Indo-Pacific region. It is a euryhaline species; it can tolerate freshwater, brackishwater and marine water. Modular culture is the common system in snapper production in the Philippines. Stocking density is 4,000 fry per cropping; there could be 2 croppings per year. Brief details are given of investment costs and returns for culture in brackishwater pens.
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      I'd like to invest in aquaculture, what choices do I have? 

      MB Surtida - SEAFDEC Asian Aquaculture, 2000 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      The Philippines, which lies 5th in terms of aquaculture production world-wide, has one of the highest per capita fish consumptions in the world. This makes aquaculture a very promising industry when viewed in relation to the decreasing catch from natural sources, which is due mainly to rapid population growth. A new investor in aquaculture has many decisions to make, foremost of which is the site for the farm. A table is given listing the major species which are being raised profitably in the Philippines. It also includes information as to how and where the species are cultured, the extent to which the sector is commercialized, and economics and costings.
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      Mud crab hatchery and nursery operations 

      ET Quinitio - SEAFDEC Asian Aquaculture, 2003 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      A brief account is given of mud crab (Scylla spp) farming activities in the Philippines. The expanding market for mud crab is the cause of intensified collection of wild juveniles. To counter the threat to wild population and ensure the sustainability of mud crab farming, there is a need to produce juveniles in hatcheries. Hatchery and nursery operations, and investment costs/returns are outlined.