Better management Practices for aquaculture parks (tagalog). This Better Management Practices was initially developed in part as an output of the EU-funded project entitled “Mitigating Impacts of Aquaculture in the Philippines”- PHILMINAQ. This has been further developed following the discussions between different stakeholder groups in Panabo, Davao Oriental and Sual, Pangasinan wherein mariculture parks were developed and will be established, respectively.
Most of the issues and problems raised during the workshop were included in this guideline. Among them were poor fry and fingerling quality which leads to high mortality, inadequate fry supply, slow growth, diseases, poor feed quality, poor feeding and feed management, need for an appropriate design of cages and mooring systems, lay-out and siting of the cages, etc.
This guideline was developed with specific aims to aid the farm owners as well as caretakers maintain a sustainable and profitable aquaculture activity. Overall, it aims to provide food security for the Filipino people in the long term, using mariculture park as a strategy.