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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  • In defense of the Manila Bay Beach project 

    Masigan, Andrew J. (The Philippine Star, September 16, 2020, on page 7)
    Secretary Roy Cimatu and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are under fire for initiating a P389-million project to convert the stony breakwater between the American embassy and the Manila Yacht ...
  • Apo Reef turtle sightings increase during lockdown 

    Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 8, 2020, on page A8)
    The number of critically endangered hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Apo Reef doubled during the period when the vast underwater ecosystem off Occidental Mindoro province was ...
  • Protests mount against Manila Bay 'whitening' 

    Barcelo, Vito; Ramos-Araneta, Macon (Manila Standard, September 8, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    Lawmakers joined environmental groups on Monday in urging the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to immediately suspend the filling of Manila Bay's shore with synthetic white sand made from crushed dolomite. ...
  • US, China swap charges; rivalry mars SEA talks 

    Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Manila Standard, September 11, 2020, on page A1-A2)
    Washington's top diplomat urged Southeast Asia on Thursday to cut ties with Chinese companies helping build islands in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, even as Beijing denounced the United States as “the biggest ...
  • DENR violated laws in ’beach’ project—Oceana 

    Casas, Willie (Manila Standard, September 7, 2020, on page A2)
    Authorities violated several laws when they dumped crushed dolomite on a 500-meter stretch of the Manila Bay's naturally gray shoreline in Manila to make it appear like white sand, environmental group Oceana Philippines ...

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