The BMR-ROC (Taiwan) Aquaculture Project (AP) distributed the third batch of 2,000 Klsebuul and Meyas fries to Ngermechau Klobak Association on May 15 for continuous production of rabbitfish.

It was only a few months ago that the Ngermechau Klobak Association in Ngiwal State had harvested the second batch of rabbitfish.

Aside from the distribution of Klsebuul and Meyas fries, the BMR also shared their knowledge on proper maintenance of sea cages.

The guidelines of sea cage maintenance include fouling organism removal, growth performance records,and daily cage inspections.

During the four to five months of cage culture, if farmers follow new feeding trials and cage maintenance modified by AP experts, the chance of disease outbreak can be minimized.

The fluctuation of weather parameters could cause Die-off phenomena by hypoxia, water turbidity and outbreak of fish parasites. If farmers follow guidelines of controlling feeding trials and culture environment maintenance, rabbitfish deformity can be largely prevented.

AP is is one of Palau-Taiwan bilateral cooperation projects to help improve Palau’s food security and self-sustainability.  The project started in 2012 while the breeding of rabbitfish aquaculture started from 2015.

AP continues to expand its sea ranching fish culture and develop better fry management. (PR)