Tuesday , 18 May 2021
  • Revived hatchery signals major step towards Philippine milkfish fry sufficiency

    The embattled milkfish industry in the Philippines got a shot in the arm as the first rehabilitated hatchery in Western Visayas, which is expected to produce 5 to 10 million bangus fry every year, started its operations to address the persistent shortage of milkfish seeds in the country. Located in the province of Aklan, the … …

  • Youth called to engage in aquaculture to secure fish supply

    The African swine fever threatening the protein supplies of the country still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the chief of an international research center to call for more youth to be involved in aquaculture. “Now, more than ever, is the time for our youth to engage in the efficient production of healthy protein through … …

  • Baliao: Revive abandoned hatcheries to boost local aquaculture

        ROXAS City – To boost the local aquaculture industry, SEAFDEC/AQD Chief Dan Baliao said abandoned and underutilized hatcheries in the province should be rehabilitated to produce much-needed crablets and fish fry. He said this during a dialogue with local fish farmers who aired that there were not enough suppliers of crablets that they … …

  • Heated tanks lead to productive milkfish spawning in cold months

    SEAFDEC/AQD is promoting a simple technology to address the perennial shortage of milkfish fry that continues to hound fish farmers in the Philippines during the colder months of the year. …

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New agreement with the private sector

SEAFDEC/AQD signed an agreement with Hong Kong-based Kiko Technology for a test trial of their new product called Tritan (designed to improve water quality). The signing was held on 16 January at AQD’s main station in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines.

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AQD gives update on freshwater prawn

SEAFDEC/AQD scientist Dr. Ma. Lourdes Aralar was invited by the Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) - Bontoc Campus to be a plenary speaker in the First international giant freshwater prawn congress held 9-11 January in Southern Leyte, Philippines.

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Mail from a Cambodian trainee

Addressed to scientist-trainors Dr. EG de Jesus-Ayson, Dr. RM Coloso and Dr. MR Catacutan on the AQD course conducted 3-7 December, a trainee from Cambodia express his gratitude to AQD by sending a message through e-mail.

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