Prevention and Control of Parasites in Groupers

Aquaculture environments suitable for the growth and reproduction of fish could also harbor disease agents such as parasites. With more intensive aquaculture production comes more potential diseases.

Parasites in fish could either be ectoparasites or endoparasites. Ectoparasites live on the external surfaces of the host fish, while endoparasites live in the internal organs.

A wide variety of parasites have been identified to cause significant economic losses in marine fish culture. Most of these parasites are difficult to control effectively with a single measure. The control of parasites is dependent on culture systems of marine fish, knowledge of the life cycle of the parasite, and availability of effective treatment methods.

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SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
Room 102, G/F Philippine Social Science Center
Commonwealth Ave. corner Central Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: (02) 455-0981, 927-5542
E-mail: [email protected]

SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
Tigbauan, Iloilo
Trunkline:  (033) 315-5665, 511-9170 to 71
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