Extreme weather hits tilapia output
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“The major tilapia producing regions in the Philippines are now experiencing significant impacts from the progressing negative effects of climate change,” according to a report prepared by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Global climate change affects aquaculture, bringing tropical storms, typhoons, cyclones, flooding, strong winds, tornados and extreme temperatures that impact off-shore and inland fish farms. Climate change induces rise in temperature, changes in rainfall patterns and frequent typhoons with extreme flooding, together with change in wind direction that alters the characteristics of near-shore fish habitats, ocean circulation pattern, coral reef production and fish migration pattern.
Icamina, P. (2017, March 28). Extreme weather hits tilapia output. Malaya Business Insight, p. A2.
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Weather; Climatic changes; Tilapia culture; Fish; Pond culture; Aquaculture; Fish kill; Mortality; Dry season; Migrations; Sea level changes; Aquifers; Fishers; Marketing; Fish culture; Risk management; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA); Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); Malano, Vicente B.
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