Probe on banned 'suahe' shrimp sought
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Party-list lawmakers have asked the House of Representatives to conduct a probe into the proliferation in the local market of banned Pacific or western white shrimps, popularly known as "suahe." Warning that the unabated smuggling of suahe could harm the local shrimp industry, Akbayan Representatives Mario Aguja, Loretta Ann Rosales, and Ana Theresa Hontiveros-Baraquel filed House Resolution 830 calling for an inquiry in aid of legislation on the problem. "The exotic Pacific white shrimp is suspected to be a carrier of several viral diseases that local shrimp and pawn species are vulnerable to. These include white spot syndrome, the yellow head virus, and the luminescent vibro," Aguja said.
Rosario, B. R. (2005, June 20). Probe on banned 'suahe' shrimp sought. Manila Bulletin, p. 12.
Proliferation; Marketing; Smuggling; Fishery regulations; Viral diseases; Animal diseases; Viruses; Shrimp culture; Aquaculture economics; Agreements; Joint ventures; Aquaculture; FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; Fishery regulations; Governments; Trade; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Agrifisheries World Incorporated (AWI); Department of Agriculture (DA); Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC); Aguja, Mario; Rosales, Loretta Ann; Baraquel, Ana Theresa Hontiveros
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