Tuesday , 22 September 2020

Tag Archives: SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department

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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[COVID-19] FishWorld Temporary Closure

We would like to announce that SEAFDEC/AQD’s FISHWORLD museum-aquarium and visitor center is temporarily closed effective immediate, until further notice. This is in light of the growing concerns of COVID-19 in the Philippines. This temporary closure is in accordance with Presidential Decree No. 922 “Declaring a State of Public Health Emergency Throughout the Philippines.” FishWorld is implementing this safety measure to do its share in limiting the spread of the virus by avoiding the conduct of mass gatherings including field trips and tour visits. Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe. For more information, please contact: FISHWORLD through email (fishworld@seafdec.org.ph) and phone (63-33 330 7032).

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