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dc.contributor.authorBagarinao, Teodora
dc.contributor.editorDe Silva, Sena S.
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-22T09:35:43Z
dc.date.available2011-06-22T09:35:43Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citationBagarinao, T. (1998). Historical and current trends in milkfish farming in the Philippines. In S. S. de Silva (Ed.), Tropical Mariculture (pp. 381-422). London: Academic Press.en
dc.identifier.isbn0-12-210845-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10862/421
dc.description.abstractThis chapter focuses on the historical and current practices of milkfish farming in the Philippines. The Philippines ranks among the top 12 largest fish producers in the world and the milkfish, Chanos chanos, is the official national fish. The milkfish production in the Philippines has fluctuated sharply, but on average, has relatively stagnated over the past decade, partly due to the shrimp boom and low price of milkfish. The milkfish industry has been responsible for the significant loss of valuable mangrove swamps and forests. The loss of mangrove means loss of habitats and biodiversity including nursery grounds for feeding and refuge of commercial fishes, shrimps, crabs and mollusks. Milkfish ponds in the Philippines are either privately owned or leased from the government. Brackish water fish ponds are valuable real estate and good management adds to their value. For milkfish farming, stocking rate should be based on the pond environment and carrying capacity, and the fish size at stocking and the market size desired.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAcademic Pressen
dc.subjectFinfishesen
dc.subjectMilkfish cultureen
dc.subjectHistorical accounten
dc.subjectMilkfish industry -- Philippinesen
dc.subjectMangroveen
dc.subjectSeed collectionen
dc.subjectSeed productionen
dc.subjectFertilizersen
dc.subjectFood organismsen
dc.subjectEconomicsen
dc.subjectCage cultureen
dc.subjectIntensive cultureen
dc.subjectEcological balanceen
dc.subjectHatcheriesen
dc.subjectPestsen
dc.subjectPesticidesen
dc.subjectPredatorsen
dc.subjectPhilippinesen
dc.subjectMilkfishen
dc.subjectChanos chanos
dc.subject.lccVF SP 0225
dc.titleHistorical and current trends in milkfish farming in the Philippinesen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/B978-012210845-7/50012-X
dc.citation.spage381
dc.citation.epage422
dc.citation.bookTitleTropical Maricultureen


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