The expansion of Philippine aquaculture is essential to addressing poverty and food insecurity in the midst of a seemingly irreversible decline in national capture fisheries. Concomitant with its rise, however, are compounding environmental problems caused by climate change, lackluster governance and irresponsible farming practices. It is equally important to ensure aquaculture sustainability so that fish demand from a rapidly growing population is continually met and that fish farmers’ socioeconomic well-being is secured. As such, programs have been developed that aim to enjoin the government and private sectors with fishing communities to realize this goal.
Jonni Fay C. Teves and Janice A. Ragaza. (2014/12). A Fish Farmer's Role in Sustainable Aquaculture: An Overview of Philippine Aquaculture. World Aquaculture, 45, 11-16.