Enhanced hatchery and nursery protocols in tilapia production

DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR,) together with the DA-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) through the Freshwater Fisheries Research and Development Center (FFRDC), conducted monitoring and documentation activities for the project on enhanced fingerling production of tilapia in Laguna and Batangas on 13-14 September 2022.

Funded by DA-BAR, the project addresses inefficient and low production of fry and fingerlings through refinement of site-specific protocols for seed production of tilapia in selected areas in the two provinces. Further, the project strengthens the capacity of village level hatcheries and nurseries in producing quality fry and fingerlings of tilapia.

Among the sites monitored were three hatchery cooperators in Laguna and five hatchery and nursery cooperators in Batangas. DA-BAR monitoring team led by Research Coordination Division assistant head Julia A. Lapitan, DA-NFRDI executive director Dr. Lilian C. Garcia, and FFRDC center chief and project leader Dr. Maria Theresa M. Mutia provided suggestions and recommendations for the sustainability and expansion of the project.