The Free Online Aquaculture Dictionary

Milkfish  (Chanos chanos)

Milkfish are an important species for aquaculture in some areas of the Far East. the fish are captured from the wild as fry and transferred into brackish water ponds or enclosures (tambaks). A plankton feeder, the diet of the milkfish is either supplied wholly by natural productivity or is fed wet particulate diets. Recently, due to declines in the availability of wild stocks due to over fishing, hatcheries have developed and are now beginning to produce large numbers of fry.