Wednesday , 2 December 2020
  • ‘Spaghetti’ fed to shrimp in bid to cut aquaculture cost

    Humans are not the only ones who enjoy eating spaghetti—shrimp can, too. Researchers are using nutritious green “spaghetti algae” in fish and shrimp feeds as part of a broader move to bring down the cost of expensive aquafeeds which account for over half the expenses of farmers. “The ultimate aim of using spaghetti algae, or … …

  • Disease-afflicted PH seaweed farms see hope with help of scientists

    Seaweed farming, a multi-million dollar export industry in the Philippines, is at the centerpiece of a worldwide effort by scientists to better address the outbreak of diseases and pests that are plaguing the farms. With an estimated 116,000 families in the country reliant on seaweed farming, SEAFDEC/AQD as part of the UK Research and Innovation … …

  • Japanese conservation biologist is new deputy chief of SEAFDEC/AQD

      The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), a regional treaty organization that promotes sustainable fisheries among its 11 member countries, welcomed the new deputy chief of its Aquaculture Department (AQD) based in Iloilo last Oct. 20, 2020. Dr. Sayaka Ito, a Japanese scientist with expertise in aquatic conservation biology, replaced fellow Japanese Dr. Koh-ichiro … …

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AQD gets the thumbs up

AQD gets the thumbs up from the Philippine Department of Agriculture and its Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for 38 years of developing science-based technologies for the aquaculture sector.

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GAPs mean food safety

Good aquaculture practices (GAPs) mean production of safe aquaculture products for human consumption. This is the consensus of an international workshop organized by AQD in Iloilo in January 2011.

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