Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department Institutional Repository (SAIR) is the official digital repository of scholarly and research information of the department. This is to enable the effective dissemination of AQD researchers' in-house and external publications for free and online. The repository uses DSpace, an open source software, developed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Libraries. It is an Open Archives Initiative (OAI)-compliant.

Initially, the repository shall contain preprints, full-texts or abstracts of journal articles, books and conference proceedings written by SEAFDEC/AQD scientists and researchers. The aim is to promote these publications especially those published in international peer-reviewed journals and generate higher citation through increased visibility.

It will also provide free access to all in-house publications of SEAFDEC/AQD. Full-text digitized copies of fishfarmer-friendly materials like books, handbooks, policy guidebooks, conference proceedings, extension manuals, institutional reports, annual reports (AQD Highlights), and newsletters (SEAFDEC Asian Aquaculture, Aqua Farm News, AquaDept News and AQD Matters) can be retrieved and downloaded.

In the future, SAIR will expand its collection to include images, presentations, audios, and videos among others.

The objectives of the repository are to: (1) to provide reliable means for SEAFDEC/AQD researchers to store, preserve and share their research outputs and (2) to provide easy access and increase the visibility of SEAFDEC/AQD scientific publications

SAIR also aims to encourage SEAFDEC/AQD researchers for self-archiving and submitting pre-prints from which metadata will be screened and approved by the library staff.

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  • Histidine requirement of snubnose silver pompano Trachinotus blochii 

    Mamauag, Roger Edward ORCID; Ragaza, Janice A. (Elsevier, 2023-05-25)
    Histidine is necessary for the formation and repair of tissues to mitigate the effects of cataract on some fish species. Although the requirements for dietary amino acids of several Trachinotus species have been reported, ...
  • AQD Matters 2023 March - April 

    Armada, Nyra G. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2023-05)
    In this issue: 1) SEAFDEC/AQD kicks off 50th anniversary celebration; 2) Oil spill-affected fisher folks learn freshwater aquaculture; 3) 4 fisheries grad join SEAFDEC's pool of skilled aquaculturists; 4) SEAFDEC/AQD stocks ...
  • Molluscan aquaculture in the Philippines: A review 

    Lebata-Ramos, Ma. Junemie Hazel ORCID (Springer, 2023-04-25)
    Molluscs are among the most valuable resources of the Philippines, an archipelagic country of 7,107 islands bounded by 36,000 km of coastline and 26.6 million ha of coastal waters. In 2020, production from mussels and ...
  • Genomic analysis of Vibrio harveyi strain PH1009, a potential multi-drug resistant pathogen due to acquisition of toxin genes 

    De Mesa, Czarina Anne ORCID; Mendoza, Remilyn ORCID; Penir, Sarah Mae ORCID; dela Pena, Leobert D.; Amar, Edgar ORCID; Saloma, Cynthia ORCID (Elsevier, 2023-03-25)
    In has increasingly been observed that viral and bacterial coinfection frequently occurs among cultured shrimp and this coinfection could exacerbate the disease phenotype. Here, we describe a newly discovered bacterial ...
  • Effect of size grading on growth of yellow Pacific shortfin eel (Anguilla bicolor pacifica) 

    Aya, Frolan ORCID; Unida, John Carlo L.; Garcia, Luis Maria ORCID (Wiley, 2023-03-22)
    Heterogeneous growth, which is common among farmed fish, can be remedied by size grading. This study focused on whether the size grading process, which is commonly practiced in aquaculture, improves the subsequent growth ...

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