Iloilo research center finally breeds 'galunggong' in captivity
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A scientific breakthrough at an Iloilo-based research center might finally be the long-term solution to the perennial shortage of galunggong (round scad) in the Philippines. In a world’s first, researchers successfully spawned galunggong in captivity last December 2021 at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) in Tigbauan, Iloilo, marking a critical milestone toward farming the fish. “Our breeders have been spawning continuously since December until this February, and we now have thousands of galunggong in different larval to early juvenile stages at our hatchery which we hope to further grow to market sizes to prove that we can farm galunggong,” SEAFDEC/AQD chief Dan Baliao said.
Iloilo research center finally breeds 'galunggong' in captivity. (2022, March 3). Manila Standard, p. A3.
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