are fish of any of a number of genera in the subfamily
Epinephelinae of the family Serranidae, in the order Perciformes.
- Grouper (Epinephelus
spp.) locally called inid or lapu-lapu is a high value fish with
great potential in aquaculture.
grouper is a popular marine good fish in many parts of the world
such as in Kuwait, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the
Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Republic of China, Japan and
are widely distributed in the tropical and subtropical coastal
selection is the first and most critical step in establishing a
grouper farm. Poor site selection can lead to failure.
and weather in the area are important considerations as they
affect water quality. The area should not be subject to abrupt
changes in temperature and salinity.
- The main
objectives of pond preparation are to provide the culture
organism with a clean hard pond base and appropriate stable
- The demand
for grouper in the international market is fast growing
particularly in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.
- The annual
grouper fry/fingerling catch is estimated to be in the hundreds
of millions of fish.
- The major
proportion of hatchery-produced grouper fingerlings originates
in Taipei, China.
production technology for groupers and other marine finfish
species has improved, there has been increasing development of
hatcheries and hatchery production of several species in
improvements in hatchery production technology have resulted in
an overall increase in the survival of grouper larvae in
hatcheries, which has led to increased commercial hatchery
production of several species, particularly orange-spotted
grouper, brown-marbled grouper, and giant grouper.
market demand for groupers with assured quality (and food
safety), produced using environmentally sound farming practices,
will provide further incentives for LRFF farmers to adopt
improved environmental management practices.
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