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    • 'Kapis' makes comeback in Iloilo waters 

      Labiste, Ma. Diosa (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 12, 2002, on page A16)
      First, the good news: two valuable mollusks, the "kapis" (Placuna placenta) or windowpane oysters and "bay-ad" (Placuna sp.) have made a comeback near the shores of Iloilo province. And now the bad news: they may soon ...
    • Disease threatens Sorsogon aquaculture industry 

      Escandor, Juan Jr.; Arevalo, Gil Francis (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 19, 2004, on page B2)
      The deadly white spot syndrome virus has infected prawn farms here, threatening to wipe out Sorsogon's aquaculture industry. The WSSV was first reported in 1993 in China and Japan and the disease has spread to the other ...
    • More lessons on mangroves 

      Nuyda, Doris Gaskell (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 7, 2004, on page 2)
      Recently, I received a copy of a new book, "Handbook of mangroves of the Philippines-Panay," and felt I was being given an extended lesson on mangroves. The book is written by a four-person team composed of Jurgenne H. ...
    • The magnificent mangroves of panay 

      Labiste, Ma. Diosa (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 8, 2004, on page A18)
      Unlike the bamboo or coconut, the mangrove has yet to take its place as a "tree of life " in Philippine lore, despite being ubiquitous, useful and magnificent. If names given to places indicate popularity, mangroves probably ...
    • Shark tales in RP : The good, the bad 

      Contreras, Volt (Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 16, 2004, on page A1-A22)
      At first, the villagers of Barangay Namucon of Tigbauan town showed genuine concern for the giant fish when they saw it lying on their beach on Nov. 4, "heaving and suffering from what looked like a spear wound," according ...
    • Mangroves protect coastal areas from tidal waves, says scientist 

      Labiste, Ma. Diosa (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 8, 2005, on page A9)
      If your idea of a perfect vacation spot is a stretch of powder-white sand beach, with a few coconut trees swaying in a breeze, think again. This postcard-pretty coastal area, our idea of a romantic tropical paradise, is a ...
    • Filipino wins int'l award for work with mangroves 

      (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 9, 2005, on page A6)
      Filipino research scientist Jurgenne Honculada Primavera has won a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, the worlds most prestigious award in marine conservation for her work in preserving and restoring mangroves in the ...
    • Vannamei shrimp breeding stock destroyed amid diseases onslaught 

      Sotelo-Fuertes, Yolanda (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 14, 2005, on page A18)
      Dagupan City - The experimental culture of vannamei shrimps (Penaeus vannamei) in the country hit a snag when the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources decided to destroy its stock breeders which were found afflicted ...
    • Scientists urge culture of endangered species 

      Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 18, 2005, on page A21)
      Iloilo City - Scientists from Southeast Asia and Japan are calling to intensified efforts to increase the stocks of threatened marine species to counter threats to food security in the region. They made the appeal on Friday ...
    • Trivia overload 

      Mercado, Juan (Philippine Daily Inquirer, March 28, 2006, on page A10)
      Other talented Filipino scientists work in fields that impact on the daily lives of citizens. Dr. Jurgenne Primavera is a world authority on that most-threatened wetland resource: mangroves. Dr. Florentino Solon specializes ...
    • Scientists urge swift removal of oil from tanker 

      Burgos, Nestor Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 17, 2006, on page A15)
      Scientists from all over the country urged authorities to remove as soon as possible the remaining oil from the sunken tanker Solar I that was carrying bunker fuel for Petron. Dr. Jurgenne Primavera, Pew Fellow and Seafdec ...
    • DA sets aside ₱15M for abalone sector 

      Remo, Amy R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 16, 2007, on page B3)
      The Department of Agriculture has allocated P15 million for the further development of the local abalone industry, in a bid to take advantage of growing demand for the product abroad. Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap ...
    • Climate change threatens RP aquaculture 

      Remo, Amy R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 27, 2007, on page B8)
      If Climate Change continues, the country's fisheries and aquaculture sector would soon to be sailing into rough seas, said the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center. Dr. Angel Alcala and Dr. Joebert Toledo painted ...
    • Fisheries center opens door to investors 

      Remo, Amy R. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, January 4, 2008, on page B2)
      Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center's Aquaculture Development has opened its doors to businessmen looking at possible investments in aquaculture under an agree-build-operate-transfer scheme (Abot). According to ...
    • Prawn farms destroying nation's fish nurseries 

      Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 11, 2008, on page A1-A7)
      She helped turn many of the world's prawn farmers into millionaires, but Jurgenne Primavera now worries that her life's work might have indirectly accelerated the destruction of fish nurseries. The Filipino zoologist, whose ...
    • RP mangrove scientist among Time's heroes of environment 

      Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 12, 2008, on page A1-A6)
      As always, Jurgenne Primavera though about her achievements. The retired Iloilo-based scientist has been featured by Time magazine in its Oct. 6 special issue on "Heroes of the Environment." She was among 30 activists, ...
    • Iloilo's prized fish and specialties 

      Fenix, Micky (Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 14, 2009, on page C3)
      My host, the Robinsons Mall group, told me that we were going to break through. I remembered my last visit when I did research for the book, "Iloilo" (The Lopez Group Foundation Inc., 2007). The restaurant name seems odd ...
    • An amazing walk in a Mangrove park 

      Burgos, Nestor P. Jr. (Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 24, 2010, on page A11)
      Researchers of the Iloilo based Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterAquaculture Department (Seafdec-AQD), including Primavera, first took notice of the pristine mangroves of Ibajay in 1996 while conducting field ...
    • Scientists find threatened dolphin species in Negros 

      Gomez, Carla (Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 7, 2010, on page A15)
      A team of scientists has found the presence of one of the rarest and most threatened species of dolphins in the coastal waters of Bago City and Pulupandan. Dr. Louella Dolar, who heads a team of scientists documenting the ...
    • Fish kill feared caused by chemical pills 

      Cinco, Maricar (Philippine Daily Inquirer, October 25, 2010, on page A19)
      Lake authorities were looking into reports that the fish kill at the Laguna de Bay on Friday was caused by chemical spills from an alcohol distillery plant in Cabuyao town that burned down last week. This was after lake ...