Literature on Philippine fisheries is extensive and scattered. It covers various fields of fisheries science, such as technology, biology, planktology, algology, ichthyology, carcinology, conchology, and oceanography which have been investigated and studied by Filipino research workers and foreign scientists. The scientific papers prepared as a result of such investigations and studies were, therefore, published in this country and abroad. With the creation of the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries, the implementation of the Philippine Fishery Program under the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the organization of the Fisheries Society of the Philippines, and the membership of the Philippine Republic in the Indo-Pacific Fisheries Council, there has developed a keen interest among our technical men to engage in fisheries research.
This bibliography will serve as a ready reference to these workers and to others who may be interested to have access to such publications. Although most of the publications in our private collections and in Government libraries have been lost as a consequence of World War II, we may recover some if not all of them through the use of this bibliography which contains references published as far back as 1865.View the PDF Article