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FULL PAPER | 27 May 2020

Growth, Development, and Survival of Portunus pelagicus Larvae and Juveniles in Different Feed Regimens, Rearing Media, and Stocking Densities

Various factors in P. pelagicus seed production and grow-out culture were investigated in this study. Experiments were conducted to 1) compare natural and artificial feeds for larval production, 2) evaluate indoor tank and outdoor net cages as rearing media, and 3) assess different stocking densities for grow-out culture.





FULL PAPER | 20 May 2020

Estimation of Post-Harvest Losses of Fish Transported Using Ice-chilled Carrier Boats from High Seas Pocket 1

Access of Philippine traditional fresh/ice-chilled seining vessels to High Seas Pocket 1 (HSP-1) lessens fishing pressures in the Philippine Exclusive Economic Zone where juvenile oceanic tunas are more likely to be found.





FULL PAPER | 13 May 2020

Status of Fisheries in Agusan Marsh: Lapaz and Talacogon, Agusan del Sur, Mindanao

In support to policy formulation of fisheries in Agusan Marsh, a stock assessment was conducted for the period of May 2014 to December 2016 using the data collected from Lapaz and Talacogon, Agusan del Sur within the Agusan Marsh.





FULL PAPER | 06 May 2020

Stock Assessment of Arius maculatus (Thurnberg, 1792) (Ariidae, Siluriformes) in Panguil Bay, Northwestern Mindanao

Arius maculatus, commonly known as spotted catfish and locally known as Tambangongo, has a great potential as an aquaculture species, but there is very limited information known for the stocks in Panguil Bay





FULL PAPER | 29 April 2020

Estimation of Nutrient Load from Aquaculture Farms in Manila Bay, Philippiness

Waste from aquaculture is considered as one of the possible causes of water quality deterioration in Manila Bay. Aquaculture in the area accounts for almost 30% of the total production in the Philippines.





FULL PAPER | 11 February 2020

Searching the Virtually Extinct Tridacna gigas (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Reefs of Palawan, Philippines

Tridacna gigas (Cardiidae: Tridacninae) is the largest extant reef-associated bivalves that occur abundantly in the Indo-West Pacific Region. However, unregulated exploitation had caused localized extinction in many parts of its distribution range.





FULL PAPER | 11 February 2020

Ciguatera in the Philippines: Examining Reef Fish Vectors and Its Causative Benthic Dinoflagellates in Visayan and Sibuyan Sea

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP) is primarily caused by ingesting reef fishes contaminated with ciguatoxins (CTX) produced by the Gambierdiscus species. The unpredictability of this type of food poisoning poses risks to public health and adversely affecting the fish trade industry







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First Report of the Non-native Midas Cichlid, Amphilophus citrinellus (Gunther, 1864), in Laguna de Bay, Philippines

In recent years, increasing global trade, travel, and transport had rapidly increased the rate of introduction and diversity of non-native fish species. Once established, some introduced fish species can become aggressive and dangerously invasive.


       

Effectiveness of Predator Control Set-up for Aquatic Pest Control in Earthen Ponds for Extensive Culture of Penaeus monodon(Fabricius, 1798)

The effectiveness of a conventional predator system for tiger prawn ponds consisting of a net barrier and fence interwoven around a modified pond gateway (set-up 1) was compared to an expanded system that directed water-borne pests to a fish compartment (set-up 2).


FULL PAPER 

Effects of Net Depth Reduction to Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus) Catch

Analysis on the catch of Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) from purse seine and ring nets of various net depths was conducted to assess the effect of reducing net depth as a compatible measure the Philippines has implemented and reducing the catch of Bigeye in its internal waters and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).


       

First-phase Juvenile Rearing of the Sea Cucumber Holothuria scabra in Eastern Samar, Philippines

Experiments were conducted to optimize the nursery rearing methods for the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra at the BFAR-GMFDC, Eastern Samar. The growth performance and survivorship of juveniles were compared in different locations, seasonality, stocking densities, and rearing media.


Status of Ornamental Fish Industry in the Philippines: Prospects for Development

The ornamental fish business is a lucrative industry worldwide with huge prospects for livelihood and trade, but the Philippines has not developed this industry to its full potential due to some constraints.


Growth, Development and Survival of Holothuria scabra Larvae in Different Microalgal Regimens and Water Rearing Media

Different aspects of Holothuria scabra larval production, including feeding regimen and water treatment, were investigated under experimental conditions. This study highlights the optimization of techniques and simplification of the requirements of sea cucumber larval rearing.


Validation of Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) with Pre-column Derivatization Method for Quantitative Analysis of Histamine in Fish and Fishery Products

A pre-column derivatization-ultra high performance liquid chromatographic (UHPLC) method is described for the determination of histamine in fish and fishery products. The homogenized samples were extracted with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) solution and derivatized with o-phthaldialdehyde.


A Ranked Inventory of Commercially-important Mollusks of Panay, West Central Philippines as a Guide to Prioritize Research

A first-ever effort to rank commercially-important mollusk species of Panay Island was conducted based on an extensive survey between March and April 2018.





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