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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  • ‘DFA should handle sea row’ 

    Tamayo, Bernadette E. (The Manila Times, May 31, 2019, on page A2)
    Sen. Loren Legarda on Thursday said she had decided not to conduct any public hearing on alleged Chinese incursions in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) because the “sensitive issue” must be handled by the Department ...
  • ‘China’s most destructive boats’ again poaching at Scarborough 

    Servallos, Neil Jayson N.; Ayeng, Raffy (The Manila Times, May 22, 2019, on page A1-A2)
    Fleets of Chinese vessels have returned to disputed areas in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) to harvest endangered giant clams, the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative-Center for Strategic and International ...
  • Earth Day 2019: Protect our species 

    (The Manila Times, April 22, 2019, on page B4)
    Scientists point this massive decline to habitat destruction, exploitation and climate change as the driving forces for the loss of half of the world’s wild animal population. On to marine life, more than 650,000 marine ...
  • Convert Pag-asa into a tourist resort 

    Dulay, Dodo (The Manila Times, April 23, 2019, on page A5)
    Since the Chinese are profiting from the natural resources within our exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea by mass harvesting giant clams in Scarborough Shoal and in some instances, off the shores of ...
  • Remember Quemoy and Matsu in war-gaming the South China Sea 

    (The Manila Times, April 23, 2019, on page A4)
    The language that has lately characterized statements from both sides of the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) points to the need to consider the consequences of words before they are spoken. Philippine Foreign Affairs ...

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