Seafarming and community development in the Philippines
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This paper provides information on the seafarming activities in the Philippines, which includes milkfish, seabass and grouper cage and pen culture. It also provides some other seafarming alternatives including mud crab, seaweed, mussels and oysters. The paper gives information on community-based coastal resource management as a strategy for community development. The Philippines Government Fishery Resources Management project was outlined. The problems and issues associated with seafarming in the Philippines are described.
Agbayani, R. F. (2002). Seafarming and community development in the Philippines. In Report of the Regional Workshop on Sustainable Seafarming and Grouper Aquaculture, Medan, Indonesia, 17-20 April 2000. Collaborative APEC Grouper Research and Development Network (FWG 01/99) (pp. 177-186). Bangkok, Thailand: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific.
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Book chapterQF Miravite - In D Spurgeon (Ed.), Give us the Tools: Science and Technology for Development, 1979 - International Development Research CentreIn 1977, scientists at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC) in the Philippines became the first anywhere to succeed in breeding milkfish (Chanos chanos) in captivity. The advance was made possible by an IDRC grant, approved in 1974, for a three-year project of research in the breeding and rearing of this important source of protein. The initial grant, for $826,000, was renewed for another three years in December 1978 in the amount of $421,100.
Conference paperT Senta, S Kumagai & L Ver - In Proceedings of the International Milkfish Workshop Conference, May 19-22, 1976, Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines, 1976 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterLocation of spawning grounds of milkfish is one of the most important steps towards gaining knowledge on the spawning habits of the fish as well as the early life history and nature of its eggs and larvae. The present study is an attempt towards this objective. Surveys were made in selected areas in the sea around the Panay Island and milkfish eggs were collected on several occasions from surface to 20 m depth water by towing with larval nets. The eggs floated in the water in a glass jar. The eggs and newly hatched larvae had the same characteristics as described by Delsman (1929). A comparative study has been made to distinguish milkfish eggs from other more or less similar size pelagic eggs of fishes occurring in the same waters at the same time.