Fishfarmers join hands to save shrimp industry
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Close to a thousand shrimp growers in the country met recently in Bacolod City and agreed to join hands in solving the problems besetting the shrimp industry. In a display of oneness, they passed seven resolutions which they considered urgent and necessary to save the moribund shrimp industry. In the 1980s, shrimp production emerged as a "sunshine" industry following breakthroughs in research, particularly in the induced spawning, shrimp seed production in the nursery, and the completion of the life cycle of the tiger prawn (Penaeus monoden) in captivity. The breakthroughs were chalked up by the government-hosted, "Tigbauan, Iloilo-based Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC AQD).
Fishfarmers join hands to save shrimp industry. (2002, September 22). The Philippine Star, p. 1.
Fishers; Aquaculture; Shrimp culture; Conferences; FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; Sustainable aquaculture; Penaeus monodon; Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/ Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of Agriculture (DA); Philippine Shrimp Industry Inc. (PHLSHRIMP); Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); Board of Investment (BOI); Negros Prawn Producers Marketing Cooperative Inc. (NPPMCI); Global Aquaculture Alliance; Montemayor, Leonardo Q.; Sarmiento, Malcolm I. Jr.
- The Philippine Star