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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  • Chinese ships moored at Julian Felipe Reef since November 2020 

    Cabalza, Dexter (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 27, 2021, on page A4)
    The presence of Chinese vessels at a reef within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which had aroused the concern of President Rodrigo Duterte, was detected by a US-based research company as early as November ...
  • PH ramps up monitoring of Chinses vessels 

    Corrales, Nestor (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 29, 2021, on page A4)
    The military has been sending aircraft and ships to monitor the almost 200 Chinese vessels anchored at Julian Felipe Reef in the West Philippine Sea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said late Saturday. He also said more ...
  • PH assessing cost of damage by China's reclamation in WPS 

    Salaverria, Leila B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 21, 2021, on page A5)
    The Philippines is now assessing the cost of the damage caused by China’s reclamation activities in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) so that it would have data to support its position should it decide to seek compensation, ...
  • Manila Bay project gets antitrust body's clearance 

    Canivel, Roy Stephen C. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 20, 2021, on page B1-B2)
    The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the joint venture between the city government of Manila and developer Waterfront Manila Premier Development Inc. that plans to build “Manila Waterfront City” over ...
  • BFAR quizzed on 5,236 contractual hires 

    Tabingo, Peter (Malaya, July 15, 2021, on page B2)
    The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) hired 5,236 contract of service (COS) and job order (JO) personnel in 2018 but government auditors have raised questions, saying the expense incurred appears unnecessary. ...

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