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Author Juiniomeñez, Marie Antonette ♦ Edullantes, Christine Mae A. ♦ Olavides, Ronald Dionnie D.
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Content type Text
Publisher University of the Philippines
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2011-04-13
Copyright Year ©2010
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) Q ♦ Q1-390
Subject Keyword Resource management ♦ Biodiversity ♦ Holothurians ♦ Resource assessment ♦ Science ♦ Sea cucumbers ♦ Trepan
Abstract Fishery-independent and -dependent surveys were conducted to assess the status of the sea cucumber resource and fishery in Bolinao and Anda, Pangasinan. Thirty-five species of holothurians were recorded in 25 sampling stations within seagrass beds, coral reefs and mixed habitats. The estimated total population density of all aspidochirote sea cucumber species is 63 ind. ha-1. The artisanal multi-species fishery is at present primarily based on Holothuria scabra, Stichopus horrens and Bohadschia marmorata although there are indications that other high-value species were fished to local extinction. Taken together, the small sizes (<20 cm body length) of the majority of aspidochirote sea cucumbers, their low population densities, and the continuous decrease in catches are clear signs of an overexploited fishery that will likely collapse without management intervention. Adaptive management strategies for Bolinao and Anda are recommended based on the findings of this survey.
ISSN 01157809
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
e-ISSN 01157809
Journal Science Diliman
Volume Number 22
Issue Number 2
Page Count 12
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 12


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