Introduced freshwater fishes in Phl: An assessment and recommendations
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Introduced or exotic fishes are those that have been imported from other countries for food, recreation and other purposes. Many introduced fishes have become invasive or harmful for causing ecological damage, economic loss and even human injury. Based on a study of existing records and observations, 59 freshwater fishes were found to have been introduced into the Philippines from various countries since 1905 for various reasons such as for aquaculture (44 percent of the fishes), ornamental purpose (42 percent), recreational fishing (seven percent) and mosquito control (seven percent).
Guerrero R. D. III. (2014, February 6). Introduced freshwater fishes in Phl: An assessment and recommendations. The Philippine Star, p. B-8.
Freshwater fish; Evaluation; Introduced species; Invasive species; Aquaculture; Ornamental fish; Fish; Tilapia culture; Fishery statistics; Aquaria; FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries; Fishery regulations; Clarias batrachus; Channa striata; Monopterus albus; Clarias macrocephalus; Pterygoplicthys disjunctivus; Pterygoplicthys pardalis; Parachromis managuensis; Channa micropeltes; Sarotherodon melanotheron; Arapaima gigas; Cichla ocellaris; Pygocentrus nattereri; Chitala ornata; Chitala occularis; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of Agriculture (DA); Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS)
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