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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Alcala urges tilapia growers to skip-feed

To cut on production costs amid rising costs of consumer goods, Agriculture Secretary Proceso G. Alcala urges tilapia growers to try skip-feeding their fish. “During these times of impending food crises and rising costs of consumer goods, we advise our fish growers to follow proper fish cage management practices so that they would be able to benefit more from their fish farming venture,” Alcala said.

He said that by skip-feeding, fish farmers would be able to cut by half the cost of feeds which would be beneficial to them, their consumers, and the environment. The alternative feeding scheme of skip-feeding is one of the important findings of extensive studies conducted by the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in collaboration with the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center-Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC-AQD) to determine best fish cage management practices in the country’s major lakes. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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