Grouper, locally known as lapu-lapu, is a high-value species with great potential in aquaculture because of its increasing demand in the local and export markets. Fry is also potentially available anytime of the year since broodstock spawn year round (except May in tanks and July-October in floating net cages).
Marine cage culture is relatively cheap and easy to run. It uses construction materials that are indigenous and readily available like bamboo. It can be done in 4- to 12-compartment
cage as one unit. Grouper culture has three phases:
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