Manuals and Guides - BOBP/MAG/18
A Guide to Oyster Culture in Malaysiaby
Mohamad Yatim Bin Haji Nawawi
Executing Agency: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
BAY OF BENGAL PROGRAMME Madras, India 1993
Table of Contents
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This manual was prepared as part of a pilot project to transfer oyster culture technology to fisherfolk of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The project was implemented by the Fisheries Research Institute of the Department of Fisheries, Penang. Malaysia. The Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP) provided financial and technical support.
The objective of the project was to increase fisherfolk income through increased earnings from oyster farm production. The project started in 1988 and BOBP involvement, undertaken under GCP/RAS/1I8/MUL.ended in July 1993.This is a practical manual which, it is hoped, will he of use to oyster farmers, government officials and investors. The manual describes various methods of oyster culture which have been found to be profitable during the course of the project.
Methods for spat collection from wild stocks, as well as the use of hatcheryproduced spat are described. The best grow-out methods are explained and investment costs are given for different sized enterprises, using current prices.
Techniques for marketing oysters and the importance of depuration are explained.
PREPARATION OF THIS MANUAL
2.1 Spat collection
2.2 Cuitching systems
2.3 Cultch materials
2.4 Nursing spat
2.5 Culture trays
3.3 Pest removal
3.5 Fouling control
Cost of raft construction in 1992