Sardine shortage and price increase seen
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Dr. Joebert Toledo, formerly the director of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterAquaculture Department (Seafdec-AQD) in Iloilo, is working on developing an alternative to the fishmeal and fish oil from Peru for aquafeed. He is working with Feedmix, a company based in Bulacan that is engaged in breeding fish and fish processing, and his task includes seeking plant-based alternatives with up to 40 percent protein content. Virgilio Marzo, an aquaculturist who trained at the University of the Philippines College of Fisheries (UPCF), Taiwan, Germany and Saudi Arabia, is also collaborating with fishpond owners to develop aquafeed that has balanced Omega 3 and Omega 6 content and crude protein higher than international standards.
Chavez, C. (2015, April 26). Sardine shortage and price increase seen. Manila Bulletin, p. 22.
Clupeoid fisheries; Biomass; Trade; Canned products; Season regulations; Commercial fishing; Overfishing; Food fish; El Nino phenomena; Fish meal; Fish oils; Feed; Fish ponds; Omega; Pacific Fishery Management Council; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); University of the Philippines College of Fisheries (UPCF); Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA); Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/ Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD); Feedmix Specialists Inc.; Perez, Asis; Nosowitz, Dan; Saguiguit, Gil Jr; Toledo, Joebert; Marzo, Virgilio
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