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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Ian R.
dc.contributor.authorChong, Kee-Chai
dc.contributor.editorJuario, Jesus V.
dc.contributor.editorFerraris, R. P.
dc.contributor.editorBenitez, Lita V.
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-08T09:47:46Z
dc.date.available2011-06-08T09:47:46Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.citationSmith, I. R., & Chong, K.-C. (1984). Southeast asian milkfish culture: Economic status and prospects. In J. V. Juario, R. P. Ferraris, & L. V. Benitez (Eds.), Advances in milkfish biology and culture: Proceedings of the Second International Milkfish Aquaculture Conference, 4-8 October 1983, Iloilo City, Philippines. (pp. 1-20). Metro Manila, Philippines: Published by Island Pub. House in association with the Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center and the International Development Research Centre.en
dc.identifier.isbn9711007045
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10862/155
dc.description.abstractHistorically, milkfish (Chanos chanos Forsskal) has been the premier aquaculture product in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. However, there are significant differences in the industry's performance among and within these places, especially in terms of yield. These differences can be explained by different factor (land, labor, capital) endowments and by the fact that producers have generally been responsive to these conditions. In Taiwan and the Philippines, milkfish production is becoming less profitable over time. In both places, brackishwater pond producers of milkfish are caught in a cost-price squeeze as input costs have increased more rapidly than market prices. Indonesian producers also face market constraints because high regional transport costs often isolate them from major market centers. In response to declining profitability of milkfish, producers have been changing their production techniques and shifting to the culture of other species such as tilapia that currently have greater domestic or export market potential. Although total milkfish production continues to increase, in the Philippines and Indonesia at least, milkfish's traditional share of total aquaculture production in all these places has declined quite dramatically over the last 10 years, and this trend is likely to continue.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublished by Island Pub. House in association with the Aquaculture Dept., Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center and the International Development Research Centreen
dc.subjectChanos chanos
dc.subjectSouth East Asiaen
dc.titleSoutheast Asian milkfish culture: Economic status and prospectsen
dc.typeConference paperen
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dc.citation.epage20
dc.citation.conferenceTitleAdvances in milkfish biology and culture: Proceedings of the Second International Milkfish Aquaculture Conference, 4-8 October 1983, Iloilo City, Philippinesen
dc.subject.asfaAquacultureen


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