Category: Aqua Business

03
Oct
2019

Starting a Backyard Tilapia Production Business

Image: fishfarming.com Tilapia is the second most important freshwater food in the Philippines. The most important species is the Nile Tilapia (Tilapia Nolitica). Tilpia grows very fast and reaches marketable weight of at least 200 grams in less than six months. A backyard fishpond for tilapia will increase family income...

28
Sep
2019

Grow-out Production of Asian Catfish

Catfish is locally known as hito to Tagalogs, paltat to Ilocanos, pantat to Cebuanos and Ilonggos, and ito to Pampangeños. It is one of the most important freshwater food fishes not only in the Philippines, but in the whole of Southeast Asia. Catfish culture requires less area, can tolerate poor...

23
Sep
2019

Smoke-Dried Sea Cucumber (Tinapang Balatan)

Sea cucumbers (balatan or trepang) are marine invertebrates that can be processed as smoke-dried or boil-dried. They are usually prepared as delicacies, condiments for soups, noodles and other dishes, and as salad, eaten fresh or fermented. In dried form, the product contains 43% protein, 2% fat, 21% minerals, 17% moisture,...

08
Aug
2019

Tilapia Fingerlings Production

To meet the demand for tilapia fingerlings, more private hatcheries should be established. Although some fish-farmers specialize in fingerling production, many of them are engaged in fingerling and food fish production simultaneously. As the industry expands, farmers realize the importance of using good quality fingerlings. As long as the demand...

03
Aug
2019

Big Business in Pangasius Culture & Production

The regional office of the Department of Trade and Industry said that the hito or catfish production has shown a remarkable increase in Region 12 after its introduction. Pangasius production is fast becoming a big business industry in the region with investments breaching the P100-million mark a year. Starting in...

03
Aug
2019

On-Site Training on Tilapia Culture

Tilapia, also known as “aquatic chicken”, was considered a fast growing and easy to culture species. Aiming to help interested entrepreneurs, the Technology Resource Center (TRC) will conduct a special one-day, on-site training on high stock density culture of red tilapia in Los Baños, Laguna on March 6, 2010. The...

29
Jul
2019

Catfish (Hito) Raising

Clarias batrachus is a black, slippery fish with mustache to aid it in swimming. It is called catfish in English, hito in Ilocos, ito in Pampanga, and pantat in Pangasinan, Cebu and Iloilo. Catfish are usually found in marshes, ricefields, swamps, streams, rivers, lakes irrigation canals, or in any body...