Seafdec develops early warning system vs pollution in mariculture parks
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The Aquaculture Department (AQD) of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) is developing an early warning system to guard against the negative impacts of fish cages in mariculture parks. This is certainly good news to fish cage operators who stand to lose their investment should fish kills occur and to Mother Nature itself. According to the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the government has so far put up 34 mariculture parks around the country. A sea cage measuring 10 x 10 x 6 meters in the park may produce as much fish as 10 hectares of the fishpond in a cropping cycle of five months.
Seafdec develops early warning system vs pollution in mariculture parks. (2008, September 29). The Daily Guardian, pp. 3, 6.
Marine parks; Marine aquaculture; Water pollution; Cages; Investments; Fish kill; Governments; Fish ponds; Sediments; Environmental monitoring; Stocking density; Organic matter; Eutrophication; Dissolved oxygen; Marine environment; Microorganisms; Ammonia; Phosphates; Feeding; Feed; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/ Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD); Department of Agriculture (DA); University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI); Toledo, Joebert; Santander, Sheila Mae
- The Daily Guardian