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NFRDI Shines at the 40th NAST


July 23, 2018, Quezon City. The NFRDI, in its pursuit of  fulfilling its mission of generating scientific information, technologies, and knowledge that will respond to the needs of the fisheries industry and the Fisherfolk, shine among the brightest during the 40th National Academy of Science and Technology as the 2018 Outstanding Scientific Paper Award was given to the NFRDI Scientific Paper entitled “Larvae Identification and Development of the Only Freshwater Sardinella, Sardinella Tawilis, Endemic to Taal Lake Philippines” which is co-authored by Maria Theresa M. Mutia, Katreena P. Sarmiento, Myla C. Muyot, Michael John R. Mendiola, Benjie D. Tordecilla, and Mudjekeewis D. Santos.
Moreover, the 2018 Outstanding Book award was given to “Fisheries Resources and Ecological Assessment of Manila Bay 2012-2015” co-authored by Mudjekeewis D. Santos, Elsa F. Furio, Grace DV, Lopez, Francisco SB. Torres Jr., Valeriano M. Borja, Eunice DC Bognot, and Norvida C. Gatdula. The book can be downloaded here.
Further raising the bar for next year’s papers were the twenty three (23) scientific studies accepted for poster presentation during the event held last July 11-12, 2108 at the Manila Hotel. The following are the accepted poster titles and their authors: 

  1. Spatio-Temporal Variability of Zooplankton in Manila Bay 2017 by Ellaine C. Jose, Elsa F. Furio, Valeriano M. Borja, Norvida C. Gatdula, Marvin M. Tobias, Jezzalyn Gloria R. Barral, and Rizza Mae T. Bugtong;
  2. Reproductive Biology of Bigeye scad, Selar crumenophthalmus (Bloch, 1798) from Manila Bay, Philippines by Eleanor L. Rivera, Grace DV. Lopez, and Mudjekeewis D. Santos;
  3. Reproductive Biology of Bigfin Squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) by Eunice Bognot and Mariel Marjes;
  4. Stock Assessment of Commercially Important Fish Fauna in Manila Bay, Philippines (2012-2015) by Noimie Rose B. Dicdiquin, Grace DV. Lopez, Francisco SB. Torres, and Mudjekeewis Santos;
  5. Ichthyoplankton Assemblages in Manila Bay by Marvin L. Tobias, Elsa F. Furio, Valeriano M. Borja, Norvida C. Gatdula, Ellaine C. Jose, Jezzalyn Gloria R. Barral, and Rizza Mae T. Bugtong;
  6. Food and Feeding Habit of Sarotherodon melanotheron (Black-chin Tilapia) in Selected Areas in Manila Bay by Emmanuel T. Rivera, Alyssa A. Barrameda, Grace DV. Lopez, and Mudjekeewis D. Santos;
  7. First record of Bluenose Large-eye Bream Fish Gymnocranius superciliosus (Sparoidea: Lethrinidae) in Philippines by Nicko Amor Flores, Jeff Williams, Kent Carpenter, Jin Kevin Dionisio, and Mudjekeewis Santos;
  8. Climate Change in the Philippines: Vulnerability Assessment of Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors by Gilda Joannah A. Calderon, Sherwin B. Santos, and Mudjekeewis D. Santos;
  9. DNA Barcoding as a Tool for Accurate Species Identification of Fisheries Resources and Products by Jennifer A. Poniente, John T. Dela Peña, Minerva Fatimae H. Ventolero, and Mudjekeewis D. Santos;
  10. DNA Barcoding of Commercial Fishery Products for Export in the Philippines by Verinna Charisse B. Mangonon, Rose Tiffany A. Pol, Jacqueline Marjorie R. Pereda, Minerva Fatimae H. Ventolero, and Mudjekeewis D. Santos;
  11. Genetic Diversity of Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin reef squid) in Asia using Mitochondrial DNA Control Region (CO1) by Renalyne P. Acosta and Mudjekeewis D. Santos;
  12. Mesh Size Selectivity of Surface and Mid-water Gillnets for Catching Freshwater Sardines “Sardinella Tawilis” (Herre, 1927) in Taal Lake, Batangas by Elmer B. Alba, Marnelli C. Rubia, and Marco A. Perez;
  13. Effectiveness of Predator Control Set-up for Aquatic Pest Control in Organic and Conventional Earthen Ponds for Extensive Culture of Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) by Rene Geraldo Guerrero Ledesma;
  14. Technical Efficiency Analysis of red tilapia aquaculture farms in selected areas in the Philippines and Thailand: An Application of Stochastic frontier analysis by Joseph Christopher C. Rayos and Emmanuel M. Vera Cruz;
  15. Assessment of Post-Harvest Losses of Sardines in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte by Adoracion Obinque, Virginia Delos Santos, Lea Mae Dela Cruz, Deserie Peralta, and Ulysses Montojo;
  16. Utilization of Shrimp Head into Powder Form by Adoracion Obinque, Camille Narida, Virginia Delos Santos, Vivian Nebres, Deserie Peralta, and Ulysses Montojo;
  17. Optimization and Validation of Analytical Method for Sensitive Analysis of Histamine in Fish using Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) with Pre-column Derivatization by Karl Bryan S. Perelonia, Flordeliza D. Cambia, and Ulysses Montojo;
  18. Levels of Heavy Metals in Six Aquaculture Commodities Collected from Various Landing Sites of Manila Bay: Relationships with Size and Seasonal Variation by Kathlene Cleah D. Benitez, Karl Bryan S. Perelonia, Camille C. Abendanio, Flordeliza D. Cambia, and Ulysses Montojo;
  19. Supply and Value Chain Analysis of Maliputo, Caranx ignobilis in the Philippines by Maria Theresa M. Mutia, Rielyn L. Balunan, Myla C. Muyot;
  20. Environmental Factors Affecting Distribution and Abundance of Larval Fish Assemblages in Lake Taal, Philippines by Maria Theresa M. Mutia, Myla C. Muyot, Ma Lourdes D. Merilles, Charmane D. Nochete, Jude B. Majam, Nereen Y. Gacu, and Charice M. Faminialagao;
  21. Comparative Advantage of Using Extruded Floating Feeds for Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Milkfish (Chanos chanos) Cage Culture in Taal Lake by Frederick B. Muyot, Maria Theresa M. Mutia, and Paul John Caunan;
  22. Gender Participation in the Fisheries Sector of Lake Taal, Philippines by Maria Theresa M. Mutia, Myleen L. Magistrado, and Michelle Joy L. Fermaran; and
  23. Seed production of Sea Cucumber: Growth, Development, and Survival of Holothuria scabra Larvae and Juveniles in Different Rearing Treatments by Cristan Joy M. Campo and Nonita S. Cabacaba.®

**Monitoring and Evaluation Section