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      Approaches to stock enhancement in mangrove-associated crab fisheries 

      L Le Vay, MJHL Lebata, M Walton, JH Primavera, ET Quinitio, CR Lavilla, FD Parado-Estepa, E Rodriguez, VN Ut, TT Nghia, P Sorgeloos & M Wille - Reviews in Fisheries Science, 2008 - Taylor & Francis
      Over the last decade, hatchery production of mud crabs has become technically and economically more feasible, enabling evaluation of the potential effectiveness of hatchery release in fisheries enhancement. The high growth rates and limited movement of released crabs means that fisheries’ yields an isolated mangrove systems with restricted recruitment can be enhanced with a few months. Thus, a release program may be an effective strategy for short-term enhancement in carefully selected specific areas. To date, results are very promising; with recovery rates up to 50% and increases in fisheries’ yield up to 46% over baseline catches. In contrast, mark-recapture studies in more open mangrove system populations shows that recruitment success and subsequent stock abundance may be largely determined by habitat availability. For these populations, restoration of lost o degraded mangrove areas has been show to be effective in promoting stock recovery through natural recruitment, with replanted mangroves supporting fisheries of equivalent economic value to that of natural mangroves, though it may take some years to reach these levels. Thus, a balanced approach to stock management could integrate both hatchery-release and habitat restoration programs, depending on local conditions and over different thin scales, with parallel-co-management to support effectiveness.
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      Enhancing disease monitoring in shrimp through a geographical information system (GIS) application 

      CR Lavilla-Pitogo, LD de la Peña & EA Tendencia - Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2007 - Elsevier
      SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department (AQD) pioneered fish disease work in the Philippines and developed diagnostic tools through research. Its Diagnostic Service Laboratory was established in the late 1970s to serve the budding aquaculture industry. Through the assistance of SEAFDEC AQD, this service has been replicated by both private and government agencies involved in shrimp aquaculture, thus, data on disease occurrence and prevalence are already available in databases in various forms. Laboratory analysis of hatchery-reared shrimp postlarvae has become an important tool for marketing using both physical and health attributes as gauges for acceptance or rejection of specific batches. Through the years, the diagnostic tools have evolved from mere wet mount microscopy to molecular diagnostic techniques by means of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect viruses.

      Despite this development, however, disease information is still patchy and difficult to use as decision-support tools because it remains in highly technical and in difficult to visualize information spreadsheets and tables. GIS is a tool that translates complex data in tables and spreadsheets into maps that provide visual displays of information in both spatial and temporal forms. It shows disease trends that are not presently seen and understood by all stakeholders. This paper will highlight the evolution of shrimp health monitoring as a marketing tool in the Philippines and how the application of GIS has helped in understanding disease patterns in the shrimp industry.
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      In vitro effects of fungicides on Haliphthoros philippinensis 

      GD Lio-Po, MCL Baticados, CR Lavilla & MEG Sanvictores - Journal of Fish Diseases, 1985 - Blackwell Publishing
      Pure cultures of the fungus Haliphthoros philippinensis isolated from infected Penaeus monodon larvae were exposed for 24 h to varying concentrations of the antifungal agents Benlate, calcium hypochlorite, clotrimazole, copper sulphate, Daconil, formalin, Fungitox, Furanace, griseofulvin, hydrogen peroxide, malachite green, Mysteclin C, phenol, potassium permanganate, Resiguard, Tide, tolnaftate and Treflan. The efficiency of each compound in inhibiting sporulation and mycelial growth of the fungus was measured. The results establish mycostatic and mycocidal levels for each fungicide.
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      Isolation and culture in artificial media of Lagenidium from Penaeus monodon larvae 

      MCL Baticados, GL Po, CR Lavilla & RQ Gacutan - SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department Quarterly Research Report, 1977 - Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
      Fungal infection of P. monodon larvae is a problem in hatchery operations. The fungus, which attacks the nauplius to postlarval stages and causes up to 100% mortality, has been tentatively identified as belonging to the genus Lagenidium. This pathogenic organism has recently been isolated and cultured. A description is given of the fungus, and features of its biology and pathology are discussed.
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      Mangroves and shrimp pond culture effluents in Aklan, Panay Is., central Philippines 

      JH Primavera, JP Altamirano, MJHL Lebata, AA delos Reyes Jr. & CL Pitogo - Bulletin of Marine Science, 2007 - University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
      The capacity of a natural mangrove system in Ibajay, Aklan province, central Philippines to process shrimp pond culture effluents was assessed through analysis of mangrove community structure and 24-hr monitoring of water quality parameters (NH3-N, NO3-N, PO4-P, sulfide, and total suspended solids). Results from the latter showed decreased nutrient levels within 6 hrs after daytime draining of effluents into the mangrove stand, but only nitrate reduction was statistically significant. Based on nitrate loss, volume of water drained, mangrove area, and shrimp farming data (e.g., N loss from ponds, feed composition, feeding rate), calculations show that 1.8–5.4 ha of mangroves are required to remove nitrate wastes from 1 ha of shrimp pond. N uptake by the mangrove macroflora was supported by data showing longer nipa palm leaflets and faster mangrove seedling growth in the experimental mangrove receiving effluents compared to a control mangrove, but not from mangrove biomass measurements. These results have significant implications for the Philippine brackishwater pond culture industry to conserve or rehabilitate mangroves as potential pond biofilters, to implement legally mandated 20- and 50-m greenbelts, and to reverse the national 0.5 ha mangrove: 1.0 ha pond ratio.