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IJSTR >> Volume 4 - Issue 8, August 2015 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Assessment Of Milkfish (Chanos chanos) Fry Grounds In Catanduanes Province, Philippines

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AUTHOR(S)

Minerva I. Morales, Roberto B. Barba Jr.

 

KEYWORDS

Index Terms: Bangus, Fry ground, milkfish fry, peak months, period of occurrence.

 

ABSTRACT

Abstract: The potential of the coastal waters of the province of Catanduanes, Philippines as milkfish (Bangus: Chanos chanos) fry ground for harnessing in commercial scale was assessed. Several stations in the eleven municipalities of Catanduanes were established as fry sampling stations. The period of occurrence was the months of March to August and the volume of catch in each station established was determined. Total catch may range from 100,000 to 500,000 per group of four (4) persons per month of occurrence. Volume of catch can significantly contribute to alleviate the short supply of fry for aquaculture industry in the country. Given the technology of identifying, catching, sorting, storing and marketing of milkfish fry, the study showed that gathering of fry as a livelihood is profitable in the stations identified during peak months.

 

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