Good practice examples - Fisheries and Aquaculture

Description of Option

Hazard adressed

Integrated Farming System

  • integrated rice, fish and livestock production provides opportunities for crop diversification, increased yield and income
  • maximizes production, labor, and input per unit area; carbon sequestration; no insecticides, i.e. environmentally sound production, reduced cost 

Flood

Use of fast growing species & bigger size fingerlings will shorten culture period and therefore avoid risk to potential typhoon damages and flood 

Backyard Tilapia Farming

Generally  on a small-scale basis. Farming practices and inputs are similar with freshwater fishpond except that the scale of operation is on a backyard level. 

Typhoon and flood

Suitable for lowland areas and wetland frequently flooded for several months.  Fast growing species & bigger size fingerlings is designed to shorten culture period & avoid risk to potential typhoon damages. It will likewise diversify product according to species, cost and 

Polyculture Farming System

  • farming of two or more species in a specific with distinct feeding niche reduces risks for production failure
  • increased farm productivity: maximizes utility of farm areas, labor, space & input
  • resources are maximimally utilized without much waste making it environment-friendly 

Typhoon and flood

The technology can make use of lowland areas and wetland frequently flooded for several months. The use of fast growing species & bigger size fingerlings is designed to shorten culture period & avoid risk to potential typhoon damages. diversification 

Mud Crab Nursery Production

  • edible, widely sought local crustacean species (high value)
  • nursery rearing --> enables rearing of undersized crablets abundantly caught from the wild, increases survival, more income, stabilizes increasing demand for seedstocks in mud crab grow-out business 

Typhoon

Given the short rearing period prior to harvest and subsequent sale, fishers/farmer can increase their income, help aquaculture industry and resource conservation 

last updated:  Wednesday, December 1, 2010