Credit: Hannibal M. Chavez (Philippines)
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has strengthened its program on aquaculture sub-sector. Researches on the intensification of culture techniques and practices are conducted prior to technology dissemination. Techno-demo on fish culture in concrete tanks and plastic drums utilizing high value species is targeted as an alternative livelihood for family/fisherfolk.
More recently, the intensive tank culture system has sparked interest in aquaculture among businessmen. Meanwhile plastic drums culture system as a backyard fish farming activity has been adopted by the local government units in urban areas. Intensive farming seeks to produce the most quantity of fish in a minimum area by means of intensive feeding requiring some form of aeration to water flow for oxygen and waste removal.