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.

Burrowing Deep: Sea Cucumbers Changing Lives

The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and

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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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Agencies who are involved

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