Niche Center for Sea Cucumber in Mindanao Focusing On...

Objective 1: Provide vital information on the status of sea cucumber fisheries towards sustainable production and effective resource management;
Objective 2: Provide vital information on the ecology, biology, and population genetic diversity and structure of Holothoria fuscogilva in support of conservation, sustainable utilization, and mariculture of this high value sea cucumber;
Objective 3: Develop a viable mariculture technology for the production of H. fuscogilva juveniles for stock enhancement and development of sustainable livelihood from sea ranching activities in northern Mindanao; and
Objective 4: Refine the culture production of sandfish H. scabra towards an ecologically sound stock enhancement of sea cucumber.

DOST Undersecretary Visits NICER

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary for Research and Development, Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara,

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A Glimpse of the Life of Sea Cucumber Gatherers in Mindanao

The vast ocean provides abundant resources that benefited mankind since ancient times.

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MarTech Breaks Through

One month of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) proved to be ineffective in obstructing the progress of NICER Project 3

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The white teatfish, Holothuria fuscogilva, is one of the most fished and poached sea cucumbers in the tropical Indo-Pacific region,

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Agencies who are involved

Funding, Lead, Partner and Collaborator Agencies under Sea Cucumber Research and Development Center Projects