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IT professionals invent gadget to stop fishkills

THIS prototype of the Arduino Dissolved Oxygen (DO) sensor automatically turns on a fishpond’s aerator system when the DO level is low and shuts it off when it normalizes. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Devastating fishkills in ponds and cages in aquaculture areas in the country will soon be things of the past, thanks to a gadget developed by a team of information technology (IT) professionals in Dagupan City.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tilapia production can’t meet local demand

There is still not enough tilapia to meet local demand, agriculture officials said during the 4th Tilapia Congress at Fontana Convention Park here.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pangasinan fish cages operating without ECCs

No aquaculture operator in Pangasinan province has secured an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) from the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) even though their fish farming ventures have been operating for years, an EMB official in the Ilocos region said.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dagupan as giant ‘bangus’ pond?

LIFE goes on for residents of Dagupan City as heavy monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Storm “Maring” and high tide flood the area leading to the fish market. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

For a small but bustling coastal city crisscrossed by seven rivers and 14 creeks that all drain into the Lingayen Gulf, Dagupan experiences yearly flooding. But in the last three decades, the floods have become more intense and disruptive, with water rising in record levels and covering wider areas.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dagupan starts removing fish pens

MEMBERS of a task force formed by the Dagupan City government dismantle illegally built fish pens along Calmay River. WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

A city government task force on Thursday started tearing down illegally built fish pens in rivers here. Two teams, consisting of 12 members each and armed with bolos, manually took down the nets and uprooted the bamboo poles that made up the pens, city agriculturist Emma Molina said.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »