Event Title

Session D5: Ecological Assessment of the Siganid Fishery in Caluangan Lake and Baruyan River, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Location

Groningen, The Netherlands

Event Website

http://fishpassage.umass.edu/

Start Date

23-6-2015 2:45 PM

End Date

23-6-2015 3:00 PM

Description

Abstract:

An ecological assessment of the siganid fishery in the Caluangan Lake and Baruyan River in the City of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines was conducted from June 2013 to May 2014. Two siganid species were identified in the study area, the mottled spinefoot, Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782) and orange spotted spinefoot, Siganus guttatus (Bloch, 1787).The study showed that these species are good source of livelihood for fishermen and their dependents. Dissolved oxygen was found to fall within the permissible standards both during the wet and dry season sampling that gives suitable habitat for the two species of siganid to thrive to. Exceedance was observed in sodium, chlorine, sulphate as well as the total dissolved solid (TDS) which registered values way above the permissible standard. Socio-economic conditions were also determined to see the level of exploitation the surrounding community wherein the availability of other sources of livelihood prevents the exploitation of siganid and other fishery resources in the study area. This study proposed for consideration the adoption of Ecosystem based Fisheries Management to policy makers and implementers on Siganid fishery in order to attain the sustainable development of this important resource.

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Presenting Author Bio: Marius L. Panahon has a B.S. in Zoology ( Emilio Aguinaldo College), a B.S. in Fisheries ( Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology), a Masters in Environmental Governance and Management ( Ateneo de Manila University) and presently taking up Ph.D. in Environmental Science at the University of the Philippines in Los Banos. He was formerly an Ecosystems Management Specialist I at DENR Fisheries Sector Program covering the areas of Region VII and currently an Aquaculturist II at the Fisheries Management Office of the City Government of Calapan. He is the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Coordinator of the Harka Piloto Reef Fish Sanctuary which was chosen as an Outstanding MPA IN 2007. He is married to Rubilita F. Panahon and they have five children.

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Jun 23rd, 2:45 PM Jun 23rd, 3:00 PM

Session D5: Ecological Assessment of the Siganid Fishery in Caluangan Lake and Baruyan River, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Groningen, The Netherlands

Abstract:

An ecological assessment of the siganid fishery in the Caluangan Lake and Baruyan River in the City of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines was conducted from June 2013 to May 2014. Two siganid species were identified in the study area, the mottled spinefoot, Siganus fuscescens (Houttuyn, 1782) and orange spotted spinefoot, Siganus guttatus (Bloch, 1787).The study showed that these species are good source of livelihood for fishermen and their dependents. Dissolved oxygen was found to fall within the permissible standards both during the wet and dry season sampling that gives suitable habitat for the two species of siganid to thrive to. Exceedance was observed in sodium, chlorine, sulphate as well as the total dissolved solid (TDS) which registered values way above the permissible standard. Socio-economic conditions were also determined to see the level of exploitation the surrounding community wherein the availability of other sources of livelihood prevents the exploitation of siganid and other fishery resources in the study area. This study proposed for consideration the adoption of Ecosystem based Fisheries Management to policy makers and implementers on Siganid fishery in order to attain the sustainable development of this important resource.

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