Monday , 18 February 2019
  • Upcoming Training Course on Freshwater Prawn

    SEAFDEC/AQD is still accepting applicants for its training course on “Freshwater prawn hatchery and grow-out operations” which will be held on 18 to 22 February 2019. …

  • Upcoming Training Courses

    SEAFDEC/AQD is now accepting applicants for its training courses on "Sandfish Seed Production Nursery and Management" and "Marine Fish HatcheryOperations" that will be held on 25 March-8 April 2019 and 24 June-30 July 2019, respectively. …

  • BFAR staff train on seaweed farming to boost supply

    To “intensely” address the problem on the shortage of quality seed material (propagules) and increase productivity and profitability within the seaweed sector, technical staff of the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources attended a 10-day training course at SEAFDEC/AQD. …

  • Training for mangrove crab farming is in demand

    Mangrove crab continued to be an important commodity among aquafarmers in Asian countries including the Philippines as shown by the high demand for training on the culture of the prized commodity. …

  • Committee endorses more aquaculture R&D activities

    “The Philippines’ aquaculture industry needs to improve aggressively and this country is hungry for results,” BFAR director Eduardo Gongona said during the 27th PTAC Meeting last 17 October 2018 in Makati City, Philippines …

  • 8 countries train on freshwater aquaculture

    Fisheries officers of eight countries from Africa, Asia and Oceania spent 16 days training at SEAFDEC/AQD in the Philippines hoping to improve the fish farming industries in their respective countries. …

  • Thai shrimp expert encourages tiger shrimp production in PH

    Former SEAFDEC Secretary-General Dr. Siri Ekmaharaj shared the experiences and current success of the tiger shrimp industry in Thailand despite the threat of emerging diseases …

  • Forum updates fish farmers on aquaculture technologies

    Over a hundred fish farmers and other stakeholders availed of free lectures and consultations on 11 July 2018 at SEAFDEC/AQD’S Multi-Purpose Hall in Tigbauan, Iloilo. …

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Aquaculture, a platform for poverty alleviation

“If done right, aquaculture can be the sustainable platform for creating wealth and environmental sustainability in the rural fishing communities,” says Joseph Martin Borromeo, president of the Philippine Association of Fish Producers Inc.

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SEAFDEC/AQD buildings named after prime movers

By Development Communication Section     The prime movers in the establishment of SEAFDEC/AQD were honored in dedication ceremonies as two buildings at the Tigbauan Main Station were named after them. The Administration Building is now named as the Dr. Quiterio F. Miravite Hall while the Nutrition and Reproductive Physiology Building is now the Dean Domiciano K. Villaluz Hall, in honor of these men who were instrumental in the establishment of SEAFDEC/AQD in the Philippines in 1973. Markers dedicating the buildings were unveiled by SEAFDEC/AQD officials and representatives of the families of Dr. Miravite and Dean Villaluz on 13 July 2018 as a highlight of SEAFDEC/AQD’s 45th Anniversary Celebration. “This is a way to say thank you to them and …

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Research on tiger shrimp immunostimulant wins top prize

The paper titled “A probiotic Bacillus strain containing amorphous poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) stimulates the innate immune response of Penaeus monodon postlarvae” was awarded the top prize in the aquatic science category of the Dr. Elvira O. Tan Awards for 2018.

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