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IT professionals invent gadget to stop fishkills

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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?

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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 »

Dagupan dismantles fish pens built on city’s rivers

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THE CITY of Dagupan in Pangasinan thrives on its reputation as the bangus (milkfish) capital, but a new study from the World Wide Fund for Nature suggests that the proliferation of bangus fishponds has worsened floods and has increased the chances of Dagupan’s sinking. EV ESPIRITU/NORTHERN LUZON

A local government task force on Thursday started tearing down illegally built fish pens in the rivers here.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Gloria’ an abomination in Bataan fishponds

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THE BLACK chin tilapia, which was christened “Gloria” or “tilapiang Arroyo,” is considered a pest in Bataan. PHOTO FROM BFAR

No one wants this “Gloria” around their fishponds. An exotic tilapia, called Gloria, is proving to be too prolific and is becoming a pest in ponds in Bataan where bangus (milkfish) is cultured, a Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) official said.

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

‘Gloria’ unwelcome in Bataan fishponds

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No one wants this “Gloria” in their fishponds.

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Fish pens not needed, say execs

A BOY helps his father collect milkfish in the family boat. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Even without fish pens, the bangus (milkfish) industry in this bustling city will continue to thrive. City Agriculturist Emma Molina made this assurance on Thursday to allay fears that the milkfish industry here will collapse once the city government starts removing illegally built fish pens from its rivers.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Knife fish newest scourge in Laguna’s fish farms

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THE HIGHLY carnivorous knife fish wreaks havoc in the aquaculture industry in Laguna Lake. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

If you can’t lick them, eat them. Or feed them to other fish. The knife fish, an ornamental fish whose population has boomed and is harming the aquaculture industry in Laguna Lake, will be converted into fish meal and fed to sea bass cultured at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) research center here.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dagupan’s ‘Bangus King’ leads way for others

EDUARDO MARAMBA, Dagupan’s “Bangus King”. RAY ZAMBRANO/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

If there is someone who deserves to be called “Bangus King” here, it is Eduardo Maramba, who belongs to four generations of milkfish growers.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Turtle breed menace to fish farms

THE CHINESE softshell turtle PHOTO COURTESY OF DENR-CENTRAL LUZON

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Chinese softshell turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) have found their way in the waters of Pampanga, Bulacan and Bataan, preying on bangus (milkfish) and tilapia fingerlings in fishponds there, an environment official said on Tuesday.   Maximo Dichoso, executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Luzon, said he [...]

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

BFAR says bid to breed ‘malaga’ is successful

“MALAGA” is among the assortment of fish being sold at the Bani public market in Pangasinan. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The production of malaga (siganid), one of the high-value fish species in the country, will soon intensify after the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) successfully bred the fish in captivity.

Posted: November 14th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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