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Oyster Farming in the Philippines

Oyster Farming in the Philippines

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Oyster farming in the Philippines began at Hinigaran, Negros Occidental, in 1921 and since then, it become the primary source of income for people living in the coastal waters of Hinigaran. The town is the biggest Oyster producer town in the country. Magallana bilineata, commonly known as the Philippine cupped oyster or slipper oyster, is an economically important species of true oyster found abundantly in the western Pacific Ocean, from the Philippines to Tonga and Fiji. In 2020 an exotic population was discovered in north-east Australia. They grow attached to hard objects in brackish shallow intertidal or subtidal waters, at depths of 0 to 300 meters (0 to 984 ft). They are cultured extensively in the Philippines, where annual landings can range from 11,700 to 18,300 tons. They are...