Transportation of grouper fingerings to cage farms in Thailand

Credit: Narin Songseechan (Thailand)

The photo shows the transportation of fish fingerlings in 200-l barrels and smaller. As shown, the truck is equipped with two air pumps for the aeration. The hatchery is located at Phuket province. In this particular hatchery, fingerlings of grouper, Epinephelus spp, to cage farms which are located at about 170 km from the hatchery. The barrel method could be applied to the transport of other species. Even though barrels are most likely not well-insulated, but fish farmers appear to effectively manage the transportation process through variety of practices (e.g. timing of transport).

Barrel transportation of grouper fingerlings in Thailand






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