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The paper is based on a comprehensive survey conducted by the author in 1995-1996 on the feed and fertilizer resources of the Philippines and their availability and use by the resident aquaculture sector. Presented in the form of an illustrated atlas, the report compiles information on the country’s fertilizer and feed resources, including their geographical location, availability and current use. It covers the composition and cost of this resource, at source and with transportation, and assesses the status of the existing animal feed manufacturing industry and its regulations, while also providing information on the feeding strategies employed by the aquaculture sector. It has been estimated that approximately 45 to 75 percent and 85 to 95 percent of the feed ingredients currently used in commercial aquafeeds for fish (mainly tilapia and milkfish) and marine shrimp, respectively, are imported, compared with only 20 to 30 percent for livestock and poultry feeds.

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