The Philippine beche-de-mer is reported to get the lowest prices compared to Indo-Pacific Islands competitors, mainly due to small sizes, inferior end-product quality, and use of low-value species.
Bivalves such as scallop Bractechlamys vexillum are considered an essential resource for livelihood and revenues in the Visayan Sea, central Philippines.
The last assessment of three commercially important mud crab species (Scylla tranquebarica, S. olivacea and S. serrata) in the mangrove dominated Panguil Bay was in 2005; there was already an indication of the stock decline.
The mangrove red snapper Lutjanus argentimaculatus (Forsskål 1775) is a high value, euryhaline marine fish with potential as a species for freshwater aquaculture.
The tigertooth croaker, Otolithes ruber (Bloch and Schneider 1801), was studied to determine its reproductive biology characteristics for 34 months from March 2015 to November 2017.
This value chain analysis study was conducted to understand the industry, to identify the key actors, supply and value chain, and to identify issues and concerns to support the development of C. ignobilis industry.
Lake Taal is a source of livelihood and provides for more than 2,000 sustenance fisherfolk. Fish production of the open water fisheries has dwindled over the years with the continuous decline of fish catch, which can be attributed to unsustainable fishing practices such as illegal fishing, overfishing, pollution, and the expansion of aquaculture activities in the lake.
Cetaceans, including dolphins, serve as definitive hosts of zoonotic anisakid nematodes, which are important etiological agents for human anisakiasis and allergy-associated health risks.
Biofloc technology (BFT) is an alternative aquaculture practice that involves the manipulation of carbon-nitrogen ratio (C:N) to manage nitrogenous waste through microbial assimilation.
This experiment assessed the effect of breeder’s behavioral stress response [i.e., eye color pattern (ECP)] during isolation on O. niloticus seed production. ECP change was marked by fractional color changes of the iris and sclera, which was transformed into scores ranging from 0 (no darkening) to 8 (total darkening).
Anisakid nematodes are parasites commonly present in the marine environment. Parasites belonging to the family Anisakidae or the genus Anisakis can cause two different clinical manifestations: gastrointestinal disorders and allergic reactions known as anisakiasis.
Increasing pace in aquaculture development to meet the growing food requirements of the population has greatly compromised the carrying capacity of the culture environment and has placed the aquacultured animals at heightened risk of getting diseases due to pathogens.
The Philippines is a significant producer of tunas globally but has experienced a decline in tuna production in recent years. Thus, efforts to explore and assess new fishing grounds were conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) through M/V DA-BFAR.
Fishponds around Manila Bay contributed an average of 41.19% of the total aquaculture production in the country. However, massive productions entail the intensification of ponds, which resulted in water quality deterioration.