Increasing milkfish production through adoption of improved protocols

The DA-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute-Freshwater Fisheries Research and Development Center engaged village level hatcheries and nurseries to ensure quality seed stock of milkfish, thereby, increasing fish production through adoption of improved protocols established by the South East Asian Fisheries and Development Center.

Funded by DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research, the improved protocols in the hatchery and nursery focuses on efficient feeding and water management. These involve provision of appropriate density of natural live food for the fry, while maintaining optimum water quality through proper water management using filtered or treated water for faster growth and higher survival rate. 

Identified farmer-partners in Sariaya and Lucena, Quezon adopted the improved protocol for seed production of milkfish for grow-out ponds and cages.