Improvement in the hatchery and nursery production of green mussel (Perna viridis)

This project aims to optimize the mussel hatchery and nursery protocol to provide technology in securing a reliable supply of hatchery produced seed to augment the supply of mussel spats for grow-out expansion. The hatchery protocols developed by the DOST-PCAARRD-GIA funded mussel project (July 2014 – September 2017) will be used as basis for seed production. Sexually mature/gravid mussel broodstock from the wild will be brought to the hatchery for spawning. Mass production experiments on the mussel seeds until juvenile stage ≥2.0 cm will be carried out.

Project Leaders

Dr. Jane Amar

Dr. Jane Amar

Institute of Aquaculture
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of the Philippines Visayas


  • Reliable and continuous source of spat supply
  • Simple and relatively cheap hatchery facility

Target Beneficiaries

  • Mussel growers
  • Hatchery operators


  • Iloilo

Related projects

Development of remote setting and nursery technologies for the green mussel (Perna viridis)

This project aims to develop schemes to hold and grow larvae in nurseries and develop protocols to deliver spats to growers. Nursery and holding facilities will also be established.