'Gloria' invasion hurting milkfish growers
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A species of tilapia named after former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for being a smaller version of the ordinary tilapia is invading fishponds in Pangasinan province, prompting bangus (milkfish) growers to complain of losses. The species, known as tilapiang “Gloria” and also “molmol” locally, is depriving bangus of food in the ponds, according to Julie Perez, head of Malimgas-Aliguas Dagupan Vendors Federation, a group which includes bangus growers.
Lomibao, W., Cardinoza, G. (2016, April 29). 'Gloria' invasion hurting milkfish growers. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A15.
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Tilapia culture; Milkfish culture; Fish ponds; Stocking ponds; Sea bass culture; Predators; Malimgas-Aliguas Dagupan Vendors Federation; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center; Macapagal-Arroyo, Gloria; Perez, Julie; Rosario, Westly; Molina, Emma
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