Sea bass hatchery operations
This manual addresses fry production in the hatchery. It describes the principles and practical procedures for rearing sea bass - from eggs until metamorphosis...Read More.
Sea bass (Lates calcarifer Bloch) contributes to the capture fishery and aquaculture production of many countries in the Indo-West Pacific region. In Australia and Papua New Guinea,the sea bass,locally known as barramundi, is an important resource, forming the basis of commer- cial and recreational fishery. In Asia, sea bass aquaculture is already established particularly in Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malay- sia. Its profitability in Thailand is based on four factors: (1) availability of fry in commercial quantities; (2) low labor costs; (3) high market price for table-sized fish; and (4) sufficient supply of cheap trash fish.
In the Philippines, only recently has sea bass culture received much attention. It will remain limited unless a suitable artificial diet and a technique for mass fry production are made available.
This manual addresses fry production in the hatchery. It describes the principles and practical procedures for rearing sea bass - from eggs until metamorphosis - as practiced by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines.
This manual is intended for easy reading and hopes to serve as background material for many practitioners in the aquaculture industry who may be interested in sea bass culture. SEAFDEC/AQD looks forward to receiving comments from users.
Parazo, Monina M.; Garcia, Luis Ma. B.; Ayson, Felix G.; Fermin, Armando C.; Almendras, Jesus M. E.; Reyes, Deogracias M., Jr.; Avila, Enrique M.; Toledo, Joebert D.
AQUACULTURE DEPARTMENT SOUTHEAST ASIAN FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Aquaculture Extension Manual No. 18 First Edition, July 1990. Second Edition, April 1998.
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