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The Mysterious Milkfish

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For centuries Asians have been gathering milkfish from the ocean and raising them in ponds. In the Philippines alone, about 100,000 tonnes of this tasty species of fish are harvested each year. Yet its life cycle remains a mystery. This film documents how researchers at the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in the Philippines have succeeded in breeding milkfish in captivity. Their increasing knowledge of the species is leading to greater productivity in the milkfish industry.

1982, 26 min 38 s

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