PACPI Kicks Off with SPR Assessment In Bantayan Island

August 5, 2016 – PACPI, Gibeon Consultancy Services (GCS), LGU of Bantayan and Madridejos and BFAR 7 signed the Memorandum of Understanding to implement species-specific assessment of blue swimming crab using the Length-Based Spawning Potential Ration (LB-SPR) in Bantayan Island, Central Visayas. Following the success of the pilot SPR assessment in Danajon Bank in Bohol, […]

NFI Holds First Ever Fip Managers’ Meeting

July 29, 2016- The National Fisheries Institute Crab Council hosted a two-day consultation-workshop for blue swimming crab FIP managers from China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Co-sponsored by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch, the activity aimed to provide a venue to review ongoing sustainability projects in each country and identify challenges […]

PACPI Reseeds Crabs In Negros

July 24, 2016 – PACPI, in collaboration with Province of Negros has been conducting series of reseeding activities as part of its stock enhancement program that started in 2010. At least 10 fisherfolk communities have been recipients of these on-going enhancement efforts since it started in May this year. Among them are E.B. Magalona, Manapla […]

ECOFISH Project Kicks Off Partnership for Sustainable Blue Swimming Crab Fishing Assessment in the Philippines

On January 30, ECOFISH staff kicked-off a partnership to conduct the first ever species-specific assessment in the Philippines for blue swimming crab (BSC) in the Danajon Reef. The assessment comes as part of a larger partnership among the Philippines Bureau for Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), industry representative Philippine Association of Crab Processors, Inc. (PACPI), […]

Updates On Joint Administrative Order For Conservation Of Blue Swimming Crab

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture recently published a joint administrative order (JAO) regarding the conservation and regulation of blue swimming crab. The order implements policies that provide for better stock health through authoritative action, said Crab Council Chairman Brendan Sweeny, who congratulated regulators. “PACPI and our member companies have done a great job working towards […]

Philippines Joint Administrative Order For Conservation Of Blue Swimming Crab endorsed by NFARMC

In a Regular NFARMC meeting held on 11 July 2013 at Fersal Hotel in Quezon City and presided by Assistant Agriculture Secretary Salvador Salacup, the NFARMC has favorably endorsed the approval and publication of the Joint Administrative Order for Regulation for the Conservation of Blue Swimming Crab in the Philippines. It was the second of […]