Full impact of drought seen to spare Central Luzon
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In Pangasinan province, extreme heat has killed beds of mussels at the bottom of the Kakiputan Channel separating Bolinao town and the island town of Anda. But Westly Rosario, chief of the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center in Dagupan City, said the dead mussels are not the green-lipped mussel (Perna viridis) variety sold in public markets. “The dead mussels are the charru or blue mussels (Mytella charruana), which were found thriving in the Pantal River in Dagupan City two years ago,” he said.
Dizon, J., & Cardinoza, G. (2016, March 5). Full impact of drought seen to spare Central Luzon. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A4.
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Droughts; El Nino phenomena; Irrigation; Mussel fisheries; Salinity; Filter feeders; Perna viridis; Mytella charruana; Department of Agriculture (DA); National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center (NIFTDC); Villacorta, Andrew; Rosario, Westly; Central Luzon; Angat Dam; Nueva Ecija; Pampanga; Kakiputan Channel; Bolinao; Anda; Dagupan City
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