Seed production and the prawn industry in the Philippines
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In any aquaculture system, the major components are seed and feed. The same is true for Penaeus monodon known locally as sugpo, lukon, pansat or by its trade/export name "black tiger". This paper is an attempt to give a state-of-the-art of prawn hatchery technology and wild fry collection in the country, focus on technical and non-technical problems, and offer solutions and policy recommendations.
Primavera, J. H. (1984). Overview of the industry. In Prawn industry development in the Philippines: Proceedings of the National Prawn Industry Development Workshop, 10-13 April 1984, Iloilo City, Philippines (pp. 33-53). Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines: Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department. http://hdl.handle.net/10862/219
PublisherAquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
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