Milkfish Culture in Sea Cages

Milkfish (Chanos chanos) is an important food fish in the Philippines, Taiwan and Indonesia. It is a popular fish for culture because it tolerates a wide variety of salinity, temperature and water quality, adapts well to high density, and reaches marketable size in 4-7 months.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the most important milkfish producers for 2006 are the Philippines with 315,074 metric tons (mt), Indonesia with 212,932 mt, and Taiwan with 56,135 mt. This comes up to a combined value of about US$645 million.

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SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
Room 102, Ground Floor, Philippine Social Science Center
Commonwealth Ave. corner Central Ave.
1101 Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: (02) 455-0981, 927-5542
Telefax: (02) 927-7825
E-mail: [email protected]

SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
Tigbauan 5021, Iloilo
Trunkline connecting all offices:
(033) 315-5665
(033) 511-9170 to 71
Email: [email protected]

SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
Tigbauan, Iloilo
Tel. : (033) 511-9170 Fax : (033) 511-9070
Email : [email protected]



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