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FULL PAPER | 11 February 2020

Searching the Virtually Extinct Tridacna gigas (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Reefs of Palawan, Philippines

Tridacna gigas (Cardiidae: Tridacninae) is the largest extant reef-associated bivalves that occur abundantly in the Indo-West Pacific Region. However, unregulated exploitation had caused localized extinction in many parts of its distribution range.

FULL PAPER | 11 February 2020

Ciguatera in the Philippines: Examining Reef Fish Vectors and Its Causative Benthic Dinoflagellates in Visayan and Sibuyan Sea

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning (CFP) is primarily caused by ingesting reef fishes contaminated with ciguatoxins (CTX) produced by the Gambierdiscus species. The unpredictability of this type of food poisoning poses risks to public health and adversely affecting the fish trade industry



First Report of the Non-native Midas Cichlid, Amphilophus citrinellus (Gunther, 1864), in Laguna de Bay, Philippines

In recent years, increasing global trade, travel, and transport had rapidly increased the rate of introduction and diversity of non-native fish species. Once established, some introduced fish species can become aggressive and dangerously invasive.


Effectiveness of Predator Control Set-up for Aquatic Pest Control in Earthen Ponds for Extensive Culture of Penaeus monodon(Fabricius, 1798)

The effectiveness of a conventional predator system for tiger prawn ponds consisting of a net barrier and fence interwoven around a modified pond gateway (set-up 1) was compared to an expanded system that directed water-borne pests to a fish compartment (set-up 2).


Effects of Net Depth Reduction to Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus) Catch

Analysis on the catch of Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) from purse seine and ring nets of various net depths was conducted to assess the effect of reducing net depth as a compatible measure the Philippines has implemented and reducing the catch of Bigeye in its internal waters and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).


First-phase Juvenile Rearing of the Sea Cucumber Holothuria scabra in Eastern Samar, Philippines

Experiments were conducted to optimize the nursery rearing methods for the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra at the BFAR-GMFDC, Eastern Samar. The growth performance and survivorship of juveniles were compared in different locations, seasonality, stocking densities, and rearing media.

Status of Ornamental Fish Industry in the Philippines: Prospects for Development

The ornamental fish business is a lucrative industry worldwide with huge prospects for livelihood and trade, but the Philippines has not developed this industry to its full potential due to some constraints.

Growth, Development and Survival of Holothuria scabra Larvae in Different Microalgal Regimens and Water Rearing Media

Different aspects of Holothuria scabra larval production, including feeding regimen and water treatment, were investigated under experimental conditions. This study highlights the optimization of techniques and simplification of the requirements of sea cucumber larval rearing.

Validation of Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) with Pre-column Derivatization Method for Quantitative Analysis of Histamine in Fish and Fishery Products

A pre-column derivatization-ultra high performance liquid chromatographic (UHPLC) method is described for the determination of histamine in fish and fishery products. The homogenized samples were extracted with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) solution and derivatized with o-phthaldialdehyde.

A Ranked Inventory of Commercially-important Mollusks of Panay, West Central Philippines as a Guide to Prioritize Research

A first-ever effort to rank commercially-important mollusk species of Panay Island was conducted based on an extensive survey between March and April 2018.

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