An annotated checklist of 67 species of sharks, rays, and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) confirmed to be present in Palawan waters was described based on (1) market visits in Puerto Princesa, Aborlan, Brookes Point, and Roxas between October 2021 and March 2022; (2) contributory citizen science soliciting photographs and video footage validated by the authors; and (3) review of various ichthyologic types of research in Palawan that include museum collection records, taxonomic papers, results of DNA analysis, institutional project reports, and related literature, particularly on the occurrence and distributional range of the species.
This study evaluated the influence of shading designs on water quality and Nile tilapia seed production in hapa-within-pond system. Metal frames were installed in three 200 m2 ponds and covered with greenhouse nets.
The global glass eel population is continuously declining over the years. Apart from the anthropogenic factors, the global production decline suggests that the changing climatic condition may have influenced its downtrend.
Reproductive biology is important in formulating management interventions for fish stocks. Limits on catch size are established based on the identified size at first sexual maturity of the target fish species, which can be accurately determined through histological analysis of gonads.
Spiny lobsters are an important resource of the artisanal fishery in Eastern Visayas, Philippines. It has long been harvested and contributes to the region's local economy.
Lake Mainit is the deepest lake in the Philippines, with sporadic documentation of various types of aquatic pollution. This paper reports the heavy metal content in the muscles of the striped snakehead murell Channa striata and bottom sediments from five stations across Lake Mainit using quadrupole-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (Q-ICP-MS).
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office 12-National Stock Assessment Program (NSAP) covered six sampling stations around Liguasan Marsh to conduct a stock assessment on the freshwater fishes landed in Bagoinged, Datu Mantil, Malingao, Matilac, Ponol, and Tombras in North Cotabato, Philippines.
Sea cucumber fishery is a significant livelihood in the Philippines; however, overexploitation and inadequate management programs resulted in the decline of various sea cucumber species.
A total of 300 Mytella strigata were collected at three sampling points in the mussel coastal demonstration farm in Sasmuan, Pampanga, and subjected to morphometric and gravimetric measurements for the evaluation of its growth pattern and condition index.
Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, is the only species in the family of Rachycentridae. Cobia is typically characterized as having 26–33 dorsal-fin rays.
A spatio-temporal study on the abundance of the Carangidae larvae in Philippine waters was conducted to minimize the lack of information on their spawning grounds. The study analyzed fish larvae data from M/V DA-BFAR cruises between 2006 and 2018, covering various areas in the Philippines.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic showed how food supply could become unstable when lockdowns and curfews hamper transportation and delivery logistics. Difficulties arose in producing and selling agricultural products (e.g., vegetables, fruits, meats, and others). Supermarkets had limited or no stock of food supplies.