Sunday , 23 January 2022
  • Farmers must understand the costs of tech-driven aquaculture

    Automated fish farming run by sensors, artificial intelligence, and powered by the internet and big data is seen to be the next frontier in sustainable production to meet the future demand for seafood. …

  • SEAFDEC lab now ISO accredited

    World-class quality testing can now be enjoyed by fish farmers and researchers for their feeds and water samples at the Centralized Analytical Laboratory (CAL) of SEAFDEC/AQD in Tigbauan, Iloilo. …

  • FishWorld Reopens

    SEAFDEC/AQD's aquarium museum and visitor center, FishWorld, will now reopen on 6 December 2021. …

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Seahorses get second life with SEAFDEC and NegOc islanders’ help

The coral reefs north of Negros Island are once more teeming with seahorses after a seven-year partnership between researchers and the local island community successfully protected and replenished their wild population. At Molocaboc Island in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, divers assisted in scientific surveys of seahorse populations, technicians maintained seahorse breeding facilities, the local government’s Bantay Dagat (sea patrol) enforced protection, and schools gladly embraced information and educations campaigns. The island is within the Sagay Marine Reserve, a marine protected area chosen as the project site of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) to protect and revive the dwindling population of the tiger tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes).   During assessments done from 2012 to 2013, local divers …

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