Promoting tropical eel culture in the Philippines: Comparative performance of Anguilla bicolor pacifica and A. marmorata in captivity
- Global styles
- Elsevier - Harvard
Eel aquaculture is an important activity in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Philippines, and Viet Nam. With the decline in the wild fishery stock of cold-water eel species (European eel Anguilla anguilla, Japanese eel A. japonica, and American eel A. rostrata (Tatsukawa, 2003; Gómez-Limia et al., 2022), there has been an increasing interest in the culture of tropical eel species as an export commodity. In the Philippines, species of anguillid eels cultured are mainly the Pacific shortfin eel A. bicolor pacifica and the giant mottled eel A. marmorata. Anguilla bicolor pacifica is now being considered as an alternative to A. japonica (Muthmainnah et al., 2016), being the most preferred eel species for consumption in East Asian countries. However, A. marmorata, which comprised the bulk of the wild glass eel catch in the Cagayan River, Philippines, has rarely been cultured as an export commodity. Comparison of performance and feed utilization may provide relevant information on the culture requirements of these two eel species under cage conditions.
Aya, F. (2023). Promoting tropical eel culture in the Philippines: Comparative performance of Anguilla bicolor pacifica and A. marmorata in captivity.
Fish for the People, 20(3), 35-38. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12066/7176
- Fish for the People 
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Nursery culture of tropical anguillid eels in the Philippines Cuvin-Aralar, Maria Lourdes; Aya, Frolan ; Romana-Eguia, Maria Rowena R. ; Logronio, Dan Joseph (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2019)This technical publication focused on nursery production of anguillid eels from glass eels to elver using data gathered from eel farm surveys and rearing trials conducted by SEAFDEC/AQD as part of the JAIF (Japan-ASEAN ...Series: Aquaculture extension manual; No. 65
The sargeant fish and the eel Surtida, Augusto P. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2000)The culture of sargeant fish, or cobia (Rachycentron canadum) and eel (Anguilla spp) in the Philippines is discussed. Market potentials for the cultured products are examined.
Aquaculture in Malaysia Kechik, Ismail bin Awang. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 1995)Aquaculture in Malaysia is experiencing rapid growth. Total production in 1992 amounted to 79,699 tons valued at RM 207.4 million. These figures are 23% and 25% higher than the previous year's. Semi-culture of the cockle ...