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Halaan Farming in the Philippines

Halaan Farming in the Philippines

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Halaan farming in the Philippines is common on muddy beaches around the country, especially in places near estuaries. Halaan farming can be a profitable aquaculture business if properly managed and with enough clam seeds. The Halaan Shell Halaan (scientific name: Lajonkairia lajonkairii) is an edible species of saltwater clam in the family Veneridae, the Venus clams. It is popularly known as punaw in Negros and is one of the most economically important clam shells alongside blood cockle or blood clam (Litob in Negros, Tegillarca granosa). Halaan is different from Tulya (Corbicula fluminea) which grows in freshwater. Common names for the species include Manila clam, Japanese littleneck clam, Japanese cockle, and Japanese carpet shell. The shell of halaan is elongate, oval, and sculp...