Commercial production of sea cucumber now possible
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They are over exploited in the wild due to high demand from consumers for their reported medical, pharmaceutical, gastronomical and commercial use. Now, sea cucumber (Holothuria scabra) culture in hatcheries at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) center is bearing fruit as researchers experimenting on this fishery resource are finally able to produce this high-value species in commercial quantity. Dr. Westly, Rosario, BFAR center chief, reported their success to The Star recently.
Visperas, E. (2014, August 3). Commercial production of sea cucumber now possible. The Philippine Star, B-2.
- The Philippine Star