Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

Development and promotion of milkfish satellite hatcheries in major milkfish producing areas of the Philippines

To date, the Philippines has a number of milkfish hatcheries in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. However, fry supply is still not enough to supply the needs of milkfish growout ponds, pens and cages because a lot of surplus egg production in the hatcheries are just discarded due to limited larval tanks for production. Thus, the development of satellite hatcheries is still deemed essential to minimize importation of fry from neighboring countries. The project then seeks to develop and set-up satellite hatcheries in selected pilot sites of the country.