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  • Pawikan on FB: Facebook as a Source of Information on the Current State of Sea Turtles in the Philippines with an Emphasis on Mortality

    Superio, Daryl L.; Luceño, Myrna T.; Bendalian, Maria Venessa T.; Yap-Zerudo, Anna May A.; Ciriaco, Joel A.; Estante-Superio, Erish G. (2020)
    Five of the seven species of pawikan (sea turtles) are found in the Philippine seas. These are Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Green sea (Chelonia mydas), Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), and Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea). All of these are threatened species due to predation (animals and humans), climate change, harvesting of eggs, juveniles and adults, bycatch, and habitat degradation. Thus, to protect the species, several laws, policies, and programs have been passed and implemented by the Philippines government since 1979 (Marine Wild Fauna Watch of the Philippines (MWFWP), 2014). However, despite the efforts to protect the pawikan, reports about dead sea turtles due to various causes are becoming frequent than ever. Furthermore, public posts on Facebook about dead pawikan by private individuals are increasing. On the other hand, data on the mortality causes of sea turtles remain scarce as of the moment. Hence, to provide additional data, this study was conducted.
  • Artificial reefs in Malaysia: The Malaysian experience in resource rehabilitation

    Latun, Abdul Razak bin (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    This paper discussed the experience of the Department of Fisheries Malaysia in the National Artificial Reef Programme.
  • Artificial reefs construction project in Thailand

    Jankusol, Kornwith (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • Marine parks Malaysia-management strategy

    Talib, Zulklifli bin; Karim, Abdul Khalil bin Abdul; Wagiman, Sukarno bin; Ramli, Mohd. Najob bin (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    The coral reef is one of the most and productive ecosystems in the world. It provides a variety of resources and services and thus needs to be protected. The Marine Parks Malaysia was established with the objectives of conservation and protection as well as education. The Department of Fisheries has been given the task of managing the Marine Parks Malaysia as its establishment comes under the purview of the Fishery Act 1985. In its effort to manage the Marine Parks Malaysia sustainable the Department of Fisheries has to overcome several issues related to marine protected areas. Having a multi tiered governing structure has somehow added to the complexity of managing the Marine Parks Malaysia. With the Department of Fisheries having only powers within the waters of the marine parks, issues regarding terrestrial developments need to be addressed jointly with the relevant authorities. Other issues that needed attention are with regards to the conflict of use of the Malaysia for tourism and the lack of awareness among the public regarding the importance of the marine environment. The Marine Parks Malaysia also provide sites for long term research to understand marine ecosystems and ecosystem services in developing sustainable management and to explore and evaluate options for new forms of use. Other than these issues the Department of Fisheries also strives to overcome operational and management issues in terms of capacity building and sustainable financing.
  • Resource-cultivation fisheries by artificial reefs

    Ingsrisawang, Vicharn (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • Resource enhancement strategies and stock enhancement principles

    Gallardo, Wenresti G. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • Establishment marine reserves and fish sanctuaries in the Philippines

    Velasco, Pierre Easter L. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • SEAFDEC initiatives and activities related to fishery resource enhancement

    Theparoonrat, Yuttana (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • Stock enhancement program of SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department

    Gallardo, Wenresti G. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
  • Country report of Vietnam

    Nguyen, Nguyen Van; Hap, Tran Duc (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    Coastal resources management initiatives in Vietnam are presented in the paper. The establishments of stationary fishing gears and artificial reefs are given emphasis in the paper.
  • Artificial reefs & marine re-stocking efforts in Singapore

    Wong, L. S.; Chou, L. M. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    Coastal resources management initiatives in Singapore are presented in the paper. The use of artificial reefs and the marine stock enhancement activities of the country are given emphasis.
  • Set net fishery (Lambaklad)

    Dickson, Alma C.; Velasco, Pierre Easter L. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    Lambaklad is one of the most feasible types of set net. It originated from Japan and its use has proliferated in Philippines. The advantages, the economic and social benefits, and the environmental importance of using lambaklad in the Philippines are discussed in the paper. Moreover, an economic aspect of setting up lambaklad is also presented.
  • A country report for the workshop on artificial reef and stationary fishing gear design and construction and marine protected area in Thailand

    Songjitsawat, Anucha (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    Coastal resources management initiatives in Thailand are presented in the paper. The use of artificial reefs, the construction of stationary fishing gears and the management of marine protected areas in the country are given emphasis.
  • Country paper of Myanmar

    Thu, U Soe; Soe, U Myint (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    The paper presents the coastal resources management initiatives in Myanmar. Moreover, policies on the management of fisheries, coastal resources and coastal environment are also discussed.
  • Coral garden & reef rehabilitation project, the establishment of marine reserves and fish sanctuaries of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Philippines

    Dickson, Alma C.; Velasco, Pierre Easter L. (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    The vastness of the Philippine waters provides significant supply of food and protein as well as opportunities for development for commercial and municipal fisheries. The utilization of such immense marine resource should be geared along sustainability not only for survival, but also to the country s increasing population, environmental degradation, and the state s commitment to the Global competitiveness archetype. The establishment of non-fishing areas in marine protected areas would double fish catch in 5 years (Roberts, 2002).
  • Overview on country policies, programs experiences with artificial reefs, stationary fishing gear establishment of marine protected areas in Malaysia

    Wagiman, Sukarno bin; Karim, Abdul Khalil bin Abdul; Latun, Abd. Razak bin (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    Marine environments are typically strongly linked to the mixing of water masses and, in coastal areas they are greatly influenced by rivers and land runoff. A marine area can also be strongly influenced by activities in distant areas including those on land and at sea. Artificial reef developments are part of the government programme in Malaysia for habitat enhancement and rehabilitation, and artisanal fishing ground. A total of 99 artificial reefs have been constructed from various materials such as tires, fabricated concrete blocks and cylinders, sunken boats and PVC pipes. Another 221 artificial reefs have also been deployed in coastal waters to provide fishing ground specifically for traditional fishermen. In 1983, the Government of Malaysia initiated the establishment of Marine Parks in Peninsular Malaysia for the conservation of living marine resources. To date, waters of 2 nautical miles off the shores of 40 islands in Peninsular Malaysia have been gazetted as marine parks of Malaysia under the Fisheries Act 1985. These 40 islands are grouped into 5 marine parks and a comprehensive management plan was developed to cater for them. These plans were adopted for the day-to-day management of particular marine parks. Current management issues in these marine parks are the impacts of fisheries and tourism. All fishery activities within the marine park waters are prohibited.
  • Proceedings of the 1st regional workshop on enhancing coastal resources: Artificial reefs, stationary fishing gear design and construction and marine protected areas, 30 September - 3 October 2003, Thailand

    Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Training Department (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    The proceeding contains the papers presented at the first regional workshop on enhancing coastal resources. The papers provide a clear and comprehensive overview of the state of resource enhancement in Southeast Asia.
  • Review of coastal zone management in fisheries of Cambodia

    Serywath, Suy; Chhanty, Rous (Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterSamut Prakan, Thailand, 2004)
    The paper presents the coastal resources management initiatives in Cambodia. Moreover, policies on the management of fisheries, coastal resources and coastal environment are also discussed.
  • Case study of the preparation of national economic accounts: Norway

    Brathaug, Ann Lisbet (Secretariat, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterBangkok, Thailand, 1997)
    A discussion is presented on national accounts and economic planning, considering in particular the contribution of the fishery industry to the national well-being. A case study is given of the preparation of national economic accounts in Norway. The following topics are covered: Supply and use tables; accounts on fisheries; sources of data and methods of estimation; and, environmental accounting.
  • Case study of the preparation of national economic accounts: Norway

    Brathaug, Ann Lisbet (Secretariat, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development CenterBangkok, Thailand, 1997)
    A discussion is presented on national accounts and economic planning, considering in particular the contribution of the fishery industry to the national well-being. A case study is given of the preparation of national economic accounts in Norway. The following topics are covered: Supply and use tables; accounts on fisheries; sources of data and methods of estimation; and, environmental accounting.

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