Disease-afflicted PH seaweed farms see hope with help of scientists
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Seaweed farming, a multi-million dollar export industry in the Philippines, is at the centerpiece of a worldwide effort by scientists to better address the outbreak of diseases and pests that are plaguing the farms. With an estimated 116,000 families in the country reliant on seaweed farming, the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD), as part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) – Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) GlobalSeaweedStar Project, is working to better understand outbreaks of “ice-ice” disease and epiphyte infestations in farms which have inflicted losses worth as much as 15 percent of the total seaweed production.
Pagador, J. R. (2020, October 31 - November 1). Disease-afflicted PH seaweed farms see hope with help of scientists. Daily Guardian, p. 6.
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Seaweeds; Seaweed culture; Diseases; Scientific personnel; Epiphytes; Infestation; Aquaculture; Carrageenins; Polymerase chain reaction; DNA; Biosecurity; Seaweed industry; Kappaphycus; Eucheuma; Kappaphycus alvarezii; Kappaphycus striatus; Eucheuma denticulatum; Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD); UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV); National History Museum; Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS); Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas); Faisan, Joseph Jr.; dela Peña, Leobert; Baliao, Dan
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