Aquatic News Index (ANI) contains aquatic science-related newspaper articles appearing in various Philippine newspapers available at the Aquaculture Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEADEC/AQD) Library. Indexing begins in 1974 to the present. ANI is maintained by SEAFDEC/AQD Library staff.

Entries are grouped according to the newspaper source. To ensure the accuracy and consistency of the index entries, subject descriptors were assigned using the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) Thesaurus, while the geographic names were assigned using the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN).

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  • Phl bans all foreign marine survey ships 

    Lee-Brago, Pia; Punongbayan, Michael; Ong, Ghio (The Philippine Star, July 13, 2019, on page ?)
    As reports of alleged presence of Chinese survey ships in Philippine waters sparked security concerns among the public and the military, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he will ”universalize” the ban on ...
  • Sea turtle found in Boracay dies with spear wounds 

    Zabal, Boy Ryan (Panay News, June 25, 2019, on page 9)
    A female green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was found with a spear pierced through its left flipper in this world-famous island last week and eventually died from the wounds. The turtle was rescued last week near Sitio ...
  • Party-list rep doubts Du30's impeachment over EEZ statement 

    Co, Adrian Stewart (Panay News, July 1, 2019, on page 7)
    Bayan Muna party-list representative Carlos Zarate doubted if President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement allowing Chinese fishermen to trawl in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) could lead to his impeachment. Zarate ...
  • Come again to Camiguin 

    (The Philippine Star, October 6, 2019, on page C8)
    An initiative of the Camiguin provincial government and the Department of Tourism-Region 10, the event registered over 500 dives from dive groups from Manila, Batangas, Cebu and Bohol, as well as foreign enthusiasts from ...
  • Why passengers of Iloilo-Guimaras boats do not use life jackets 

    (Panay News, August 6, 2019, on page 7)
    The unfortunate sea tragedy in the Iloilo Strait on Aug. 3 that claimed the lives of 31 people (as of yesterday) raised a lot of questions. The most prominent of these questions is about the essential lifejacket. Were there ...

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