Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

Smart Production of Milkfish Using Developed Technologies: Project 2. Development and promotion of milkfish satellite hatcheries in major milkfish producing areas of the Philippines

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