The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Pure Assets Analysis and Growth of the Division of Science and Know-how (DOST-PCAARRD) is monitoring a two-year undertaking on the promotion of aquashade know-how in Luzon to extend Nile tilapia seed manufacturing throughout heat months.
Below the undertaking, funded by Council, the aquashade know-how was put in in seven tilapia hatcheries in Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Tarlac, and tilapia growers in Luzon benefited from it, growing their fingerling manufacturing.
“Two hatcheries recorded a rise in fingerling production- R2M Aquafarm in Science Metropolis of Muñoz in Nueva Ecjia and BLim Tilapia Hatchery in Guagua, Pampanga produced extra fingerlings in shaded ponds in comparison with unshaded hatcheries by 61 % and 150 % distinction, respectively,” DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña introduced on DOSTv Fb web page on Friday, July 9.
The undertaking, which is in its closing 12 months, is being applied by the Central Luzon State College (CLSU), led by Dr. Emmanuel M. Vera Cruz.
“Tilapia growers in Luzon reap the advantages of aquashade know-how, which reduces water temperature by greater than 3°C (diploma Celsius) and expects to extend spawning charge and seed/fry manufacturing by greater than 100% in each pond-based and hapa-based seed manufacturing programs,” the DOST chief stated.
The DOST-PCAARRD defined that aquashade know-how includes set up of netting supplies over the pond to offer shade throughout summer season months.
“The know-how aids tilapia manufacturing within the Philippines, which is enormously affected by growing water temperature particularly throughout heat months of the 12 months. Interventions that goal to extend manufacturing have been promoted and adopted to maintain the demand and guarantee possible revenue amongst tilapia growers within the nation,” it stated.
The outcomes of the undertaking have been reported throughout the monitoring and analysis exercise organized by the Know-how Switch and Promotion Division (TTPD) of DOST-PCAARRD.
“At present in its closing 12 months, the two-year undertaking goals to extend seed manufacturing and revenue of tilapia hatchery operators in Luzon utilizing the aquashade know-how,” de la Peña stated.
The DOST-PCAARRD stated a number of seminar-workshops have already been performed in Nueva Ecija, Isabela, and Bataan to encourage extra know-how adopters.
The workshops have been attended by a minimum of 50 tilapia hatchery operators.
With the present quarantine restrictions, the succeeding promotional actions have been performed by means of webinars to permit wider attain of viewers, the Council stated.
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