Trainees harvest grouper from cages in Misamis Occidental

A ceremonial harvest of 80 kg of grouper was made by the trainees of AQD’s season-long course on grouper cage culture in Misamis Occidental. The trainees showcased their fish for investors of the Mis Occ Aquamarine Park (MOAP, Sinacaban) who visited Governor Leo Ocampos on November 26.

The fish sold averaged 520 g each.The groupers (3,120 pieces) were frst stocked in marine cages on May 16, initially weighing 25 g or measuring 4 inches in total length on average. After about six months, survival is estimated at 90%. Buyers are now awaited for the rest of the stock.

The Mis Occ project is a component of AQD’s nation-wide Institutional capacity development for sustainable aquaculture project, and funded by PACAP-ACIAR and MOAVEC.

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