Farming of groupers (members of the Serranidae,
subfamily Epinephelinae) is widely practised
in Asia, particularly in the tropical East (China,
Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan Province of China)
and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, the
Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam).
Most grouper species bring high prices in local or
export markets, and thus are an attractive culture
proposition for coastal aquaculture farmers.