Eunice A Layugan*, John Philip B Tabasin, Marlon S Alejos and Lorebelle E Pidoy
College of Fisheries and Marine Science, Cagayan State University-Aparri, Cagayan Valley, Philippines
*Corresponding Author: Eunice A Layugan, College of Fisheries and Marine Science, Cagayan State University-Aparri, Cagayan Valley, Philippines.
Received: April 10, 2018; Published: May 23, 2018
Citation: Eunice A Layugan., et al. “Growth Performance of Green Mussel Perna viridis Transplanted in Buguey Lagoon, Philippines". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.6 (2018).
The green mussel Perna viridis, locally known as tahong, is one of the species commercially farmed in estuarine and marine areas in the Philippines due to its least cost in production and its ability to grow fast. This research presents the feasibility of transplanting P. viridis in Cagayan Valley especially in Buguey Lagoon using longline method. Transplanted P. viridis, from UPV hatchery to Buguey Lagoon (Caroan, Gonzaga), grew by about 42 mm in SL and 21 mm in SW by the span of six months from initial size of 11.25 ± 2.20 mm SL and 6.18 ± 1.06 mm SW. Growth in SL and SW of P. viridis was 0.23 mm day-1 and 0.12 mm day-1, respectively. Highest SGR was observed on the month of May (0.54 ± 0.05 mm SL, 0.30 ± 0.02 mm SW) and lowest SGR was recorded on Month of June (0.02 ± 0.04 mm SL, 0.01 ± 0.03 mm SW). Minimal fluctuations in other water parameters was observed throughout the culture period. Lowest salinity on month of June was significantly different on other months. Site suitability of the Buguey Lagoon, Cagayan has a reasonable environmental requirement to provide for the P. viridis culture. Further studies must be conducted in order to supplement the feasibility of P. viridis culture in Cagayan.
Keywords: Green Mussel; Feasibility; Growth; Buguey Lagoon
Copyright: © 2018 Eunice A Layugan., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.