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    • Agri-fisheries and food industries working group 

      (The Philippine Star, July 4, 2004, on page B4)
      Various agri-fisheries and food industries stakeholders in the country met recently to map out a plan for the enhancement of competencies of their sectors. Fisheries and Food Industries (AFFI) from Dr. Rolando Dy of the ...
    • Asia's natural shield against tsunamis disappearing 

      Fernandez, Rudy A. (The Philippine Star, January 23, 2005, on page 2)
      Asia's mangrove areas, the region's vital frontline shield against tidal waves and tsunamis, are gradually but consistently disappearing. What were once lush mangrove swamps have been obliterated to give way to the ...
    • BFAR destroys infected white shrimps 

      Visperas, Eva (The Philippine Star, April 13, 2005, on page A-27)
      About 1,100 pieces of imported white shrimps known as "Peneaus vannamei," costing $35 each, will be "destroyed" today, following a recommendation by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department ...
    • SEAFDEC/AQD spearheads 3-year program to expand aquaculture 

      Felix, Rocel (The Philippine Star, July 3, 2006, on page C-2)
      The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) is spearheading a three-year program to aggressively expand aquaculture development in the province of Antique. In a memorandum of ...
    • SEAFDEC seeks 20% higher budget for 2007 

      Felix, Rocel (The Philippine Star, July 3, 2006, on page B-7)
      The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) is proposing a 20-percent increase in its 2007 budget to fasttrack several researches on biotechnology in aquaculture. "We have asked the Department of Foreign ...
    • Scientists turn to biotech to save ailing seaweed industry 

      Felix, Rocel (The Philippine Star, July 5, 2006, on page B-7)
      The export-oriented seaweed industry may soon get relief from the anticipated breakthrough in biotechnology researches that would eliminate the menacing "ice-ice" disease spreading in seaweed farms nationwide. "By next ...
    • Fisheries expert bucks BFAR conversion into staff bureau 

      (The Philippine Star, September 10, 2006, on page B-5)
      The fisheries sector will once again join the non-performing assets of the government if the Department of Agriculture will include the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in its rationalization or "rat" plan, ...
    • Apahap raising in fishponds 

      Fernandez, Rudy A. (The Philippine Star, February 25, 2007, on page B-4)
      Apahap (seabass), a freshwater fish species, can now be profitably grown in fishponds. This was proven by a research project involving a technology developed by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture ...
    • Raising ulang in fish cages 

      RAF (The Philippine Star, March 18, 2007, on page B-4)
      It is now feasible to raise ulang (giant freshwater prawn) in fish cages in lakes. The technology was developed and continues to be refined under a collaborative project on the development of a genetically improved strain ...
    • Zamboanga puts up 1st seaweed gene bank, nursery 

      Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program (The Philippine Star, April 1, 2007, on page B-5)
      Seaweed farmers in Western Mindanao will soon have a regular source of quality seedlings because of the establishment of a seaweed gene bank and nursery at the Rio Hondo campus of the Zamboanga State College of Marine ...
    • Yap unveils abalone breeding program 

      (The Philippine Star, July 22, 2007, on page B-4)
      Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap launched here yesterday a five-year, P15-million program spearheaded by the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) and DA-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) ...
    • Mangroves, fishponds, and the quest for sustainability 

      Primavera, Jurgenne H. (The Philippine Star, July 26, 2007, on page B-6-B-7)
      Aquaculture ranks as a phenomenal success story in global food production. In 1975, when I joined the SEAFDEC/AQD, aquaculture contributed 8% to the overall yield of the world's fish harvest; now it provides more than ...
    • Mangroves, fishponds, and the quest for sustainability 

      Primavera, Jurgenne H. (The Philippine Star, August 2, 2007, on page B-6-B-7)
      My earliest training was in zoology, and when I began studying the taxonomy of mangroves, I found the diversity of these habitats challenging. On a trip to the Mai Po, Hong Kong, mangroves in 1993, experts from Thailand ...
    • New products, technologies ready for commercialization 

      Fernandez, Rudy A. (The Philippine Star, August 19, 2007, on page B-2)
      Live feed substitutes that suit the nutritional needs of shrimp and fish larvae, known as Kappa-Carrageenan Microbound Diet, has been formulated by the government-hosted Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture ...
    • 6 agencies ink pact to boost dev't of seaweed industry 

      Fernandez, Rudy A. (The Philippine Star, September 14, 2007, on page C3)
      A Southeast Asian center based here and five government and private institutions and agencies have joined hands to help arrest the decline of the local seaweed industry. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) along this line ...
    • White shrimp farming gains momentum 

      Fernandez, Rudy A. (The Philippine Star, December 2, 2007, on page B-2)
      When Leonila Arguerro decides to come home after working for years as a nurse in England, she is certain on where to primarily invest her earnings. This early, she is looking forward to putting her money in shrimp farming ...
    • Philippine science as world science: The case of milkfish reproduction 

      Suarez, Raul K. (The Philippine Star, January 10, 2008, on page B-7)
      By the early 1980s, Clarissa Marte (also a UP faculty member) and Flor Lacanilao had both moved to the Aquaculture Department of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) in Iloilo where they tried a ...
    • DA, SEAFDEC to implement tagging of fishes 

      (The Philippine Star, January 14, 2008, on page B-6)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) plan to implement a number coding or tagging of up to 2,400 pieces of small pelagic fishes like galunggong, hasa-hasa and ...
    • Zamboanga stakes claim as RP’s top seaweed producer 

      (The Philippine Star, March 23, 2008, on page C-6-C-7)
      In the face of declining seaweed harvests in the country’s traditional major seaweed production centers, the regional office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region IX has taken bold steps to ...
    • Shrimp production to double in 5 yrs-DA 

      Go, Marianne V. (The Philippine Star, July 10, 2008, on page B-7)
      The Department of Agriculture (DA) is optimistic that domestic shrimp production will double in the next five years and that the Philippines will regain its status as one of the world's top exporters of shrimp. Agriculture ...