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Cage culture of seabass (Lates calcarifer) in Phang-nga (Thailand)

Photos’ credit: Narin Songseechan (Thailand)

Review: Narin Songseechan and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)

The cage culture of seabass (Lates calcarifer) is popular in the southern and eastern coastal waters of Thailand. Cages shown in the inserted picture are located in Phang-nga Province, southern of Thailand.

Cages are usually square with a depth of about 2 meters and coordinates which could range from 4-10 meters. Because of the simplicity and profitability of this farming method, the cage culture of seabass has expanded rapidly in Thailand.

The seabass fingerlings are stocked at approximately 25/m2. The harvestable size is about 500 g and so, the production of about 20-22 kg/m2/year is considered a reasonable estimate.

The insufficient supply of supply of trash fish which used in feeding caged seabass is considered a major constraint to the operation and sustainability of this activity.

Cage culture of seabass in Thailand (02) Cage culture of seabass in Thailand (01)

 

 

 

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