Jacobs Journal of Aquaculture and Research
Article in Press
Volume 1 Issue 4
The Current Status of Grouper Culture Operations and Cost Analysis of the Industry in Taiwan
Benjamin C. Young, Shinn-Pyng Yeh, Rebecca H. Chung and Pai-Po Lee*
The main objective of this study is to evaluate the different operations sector and cost information in Taiwan grouper culture industry through survey. Results showed that, the most important cultivable species in Taiwan was orange-spotted grouper (Epinephelus coioides). Further, the farm size for grouper culture ranged between 1 to 5 hectares. The farmer had employed three or less farm staffs throughout the culture period. Moreover, the harvested grouper were mainly sold to wholesaler and to some regular customers.