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Mr. ARMANDO Fermin
Armando C. Fermin

Armando “Andy” C. Fermin has 30 years of experience in aquaculture research, training, and extension obtained from his two employers, Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, and SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department. He finished B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from CLSU. He first joined SEAFDEC in 1978 as a Fisheries Technician and then Senior Research Assistant at the Binangonan Freshwater Station. He was a member of the team that pioneered the induced spawning of bighead carp in Laguna de Bay. In 1988, he transferred to the Tigbauan Main Station and conducted research on sea bass nursery. He was a recipient of a joint research grant from the International Foundation for Science (Sweden) and the Asian Fisheries Society (Philippines) in 1993 for the study on nursery rearing of seabass in illuminated floating sea cages. He has published more than 30 articles in local and international journals and proceedings. He won the Best Research Paper on Fisheries and Aquatic Resources award in 1992 from the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Bureau of Agricultural Research, and the DA Secretary's award for two Published Papers in 2003. He has presented in various local and international conferences. He was a lecturer and resource person in various local and international training courses at SEAFDEC and in other parts of the country. He is a member of the International Abalone Society, Asian Fisheries Society, Network of Tropical Aquaculture Scientists, Tropical Marine Mollusks Programme, Philippine Aquaculture Society, and the National Research Council of the Philippines. He held the position of Scientist until his separation from SEAFDEC/AQD. Andy is currently working as aquaculture expert in the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Fisheries Wealth since November 2008.

Current Research Projects (Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Fisheries Wealth):
Breeding and seed production of the Omani abalone Haliotis mariae (2008 to present)
Stock enhancement of the Omani abalone Haliotis mariae (2010-2012)

PUBLICATIONS

Fermin, A. C. dela pena MR, Gapasin, R SJ, Bautista-Teruel, M, Buen-Ursua, SM, Encena III, V, Bayona, N. 2008. Abalone Hatchery. Aquaculture Extension Manual No. 39. SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines. 31pp.

Tendecia EA, Fermin AC, dela Pena MR, Choresca CH Jr. 2006. Effects of Epinephelus coioides, Chanos chanos and GIFT tilapia in polyculture with Penaeus monodon on the growth of the luminous bacteria. Aquaculture, 253:48-56.

Tendencia EA, dela Peña MR, Fermin AC, Lio-Po G., Choresca CH Jr. and Inui, Y. 2004. Antibacterial activity of tilapia Tilapia hornorum against Vibrio harveyi. Aquaculture. 232:145-152

Gallardo, WG, Bautista-Teruel, M, Fermin, AC, Marte, CL. 2003. Shell marking by artificial feeding of the tropical abalone Haliotis asinina Linne juveniles for sea ranching and stock enhancement. Aquaculture Research, 34 (10):839-842.

Bautista-Teruel, M.N., Fermin, A.C. and Koshio, S.S. 2003. Diet development and evaluation for juvenile abalone, Haliotis asinina: animal and plant protein sources. Aquaculture, 219:645-653.

Reyes, O.S. and Fermin, A.C. 2003. Terrestrial leaf meals or freshwater aquatic fern as local feed ingredients for tropical abalone Haliotis asinina grow-out diet. Aquaculture Research, 34 (8):593-599.

Fermin, A.C. and Buen, SM. A. 2002. Grow-out culture of tropical abalone, Haliotis asinina (Linnaeus) in suspended mesh cages with different shelter surface areas. Aquaculture International, 9:499-508.

Bombeo, R.F., Fermin, A.C. & Tan-Fermin, J.T. 2002. Nursery rearing of the Asian catfish Clarias macrocephalus (Gunther) at different stocking densities in cages suspended in tanks and ponds. Aquaculture Research, 33:1031-1036

Fermin, A.C. 2002. Effects of alternate starvation and refeeding cycles on food consumption and compensatory growth of abalone, Haliotis asinina. Aquaculture Research, 33(3):197-202.

Fermin, A.C. 2001. Tropical abalone culture in Philippines. Global Aquaculture Advocate. December 2001. Vol. 4, Issue 6, p68-69.

Bautista-Teruel, M.N., Millamena, O.M. and Fermin, A.C. 2001. Reproductive performance of hatchery-bred donkey’s ear abalone, Haliotis asinina Linne fed natural and artificial diets. Aquaculture Research 32:249-254.

Fermin, A.C. and Buen, SM.A. 2001. Photoperiod effects on feeding, food conversion, growth and survival of abalone (Haliotis asinina Linne) during nursery rearing. In: (J. Hylleberg, Ed.). Proc. 11th Tropical Marine Mollusc Programmme Congress and Workshop, 26 September-02 October 2000, Trivandrum, India. Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication 22(1):113-117

Fermin, A.C. and Buen, SM.A. 2000. Feeding, growth and survival of tropical abalone (Haliotis asinina) reared at different stocking densities. The Philippine Scientist, 37:31-41.

Fermin, A.C. Buen, SM.A. and Bautista-Teruel, M.N. 2000. Effects of sequential feeding with seaweed and artificial diets on growth dynamics and survival during on-growing of abalone, Haliotis asinina (Linnaeus 1758). Proc. 4th International Abalone Symposium, February, 2000, Cape Town, South Africa, Journal of Shellfish Research, 19(1):512 (Abstract).

Fermin, A.C. and Buen, SM.A. 2000. Compensatory growth after intermittent food deprivation and re-feeding in the donkey’s ear abalone, Haliotis asinina (Linnaeus 1758). Proc. 4th International Abalone Symposium, February, 2000, Cape Town, South Africa, Journal of Shellfish Research, 19(1):511-512 (Abstract).

Fermin, A.C., Gapasin, R.SJ. and Bautista-Teruel, M.N. 2000. Spontaneous group spawning, potential and instantaneous fecundity and spawning periodicity in the donkey’s ear abalone, Haliotis asinina (Linnaeus 1758). In: (J. Hylleberg, Ed.). Proc. 10th Tropical Marine Mollusc Programmme Congress and Workshop, 20-30 October 1999, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp195-202.

Fermin, A.C. and Gapasin, R.SJ. 2000. Postlarvae density and photoperiod effects on the settlement and metamorphosis of the donkey’s ear abalone, Haliotis asinina (Linnaeus 1758). In: (J. Hylleberg, Ed.). Proc. 10th Tropical Marine Mollusc Programmme Congress and Workshop, 20-30 October 1999, Hanoi, Vietnam, pp231-234.

Fermin, A.C. 2000. Illuminated cage-nursery of the Asian sea bass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch): Effects of initial size and stocking density. In: I.C. Liao and C.K. Lin (Eds.). Cage Aquaculture in Asia. Proc. of the First International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia, 2-6 November 1999, Tungkang, Kaohshiung, Taiwan. pp267-272.

Dela Peña, M.R., Fermin, A.C. and Lojera, D. 1998. The use of brackishwater cladoceran Diaphanosoma celebensis (Stengilin) as partial or complete replacement for Artemia salina in the hatchery rearing of sea bass Lates calcarifer (Bloch) fry. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgeh-, 50:25-32.

Fermin, A.C. and Seronay, G.A. 1997. Effects of different illumination levels on zooplankton abundance, feeding periodicity, growth and survival of the Asian sea bass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch), fry in illuminated floating nursery cages. Aquaculture,157:227-237.

Fermin, A.C., Bolivar, Ma. E.C. and Gaitan, A. 1996. Nursery rearing of the Asian sea bass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch), fry in illuminated floating net cages with different feeding regimes and stocking densities. Aquatic Living Resources, 9:43-49.

Fermin, A.C. and Bolivar, Ma.E.C. 1996. Weaning of the Asian catfish, Clarias macrocephalus Gunther, larvae to formulated diet. In: C.B. Santiago et al., (Eds.), Feeds for Small-sclae Aquaculture. SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines. Pp83-86.

Fermin, A.C., Bolivar, Ma.E.C., Balad-on, S.B.M. and Vargas, J.B. 1995. Improved hatchery rearing techniques for the Asian catfish, Clarias macrocephalus (Gunther). In: Larvi '95-Shellfish Larviculture Symposium. P.Lavens, E.Jaspers and I. Roelants (Eds.). European Aquaculture Society, Special Publication No. 24, Gent, Belgium. pp.394-397.

Fermin, A.C. and Bolivar, Ma. E.C. 1994. Feeding live or frozen Moina macrocopa (Strauss) to Asian sea bass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch), larvae. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgeh, 46(3): 132-139.

Naret, E.S.G. and Fermin, A.C. 1994. Effect of delayed feeding of Artemia salina and partial replacement by Moina macrocopa on growth and survival of sea bass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch), larvae. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgeh, 46(1):48-52.

Fermin, A.C. and Bolivar, M.E.C. 1991. Larval rearing of the Philippine freshwater catfish, Clarias macrocephalus (Gunther) fed live zooplankton and artificial diet: A preliminary study. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture-Bamidgeh, 43(3):87-94

Fermin, A.C. 1991. Moina macrocopa (Strauss) as an alternative live food fo seabass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch) fry. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 7:8-14

Fermin, A.C., Laron, M.A. and Reyes, D.M. 1991. Multiple gonadal maturation and re-maturation after hormone-induced spawning in bighead carp, Aristichthys nobilis Rich., Philippine Scientist, 28:77-88

Fermin, A.C. 1991. LHRH-a and domperidone induced oocyte maturation and ovulation in bighead carp, Aristichthys nobilis Richardson. Aquaculture, 93:87-94

Fermin, A.C. 1990. Year-round sexual maturation of bighead carp, Aristichthys nobilis Rich. reared in floating cages in Laguna de Bay. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 6:129-135

Fermin, A.C. and Reyes, D.M. 1989. HCG and LHRH-A induced spawning in bighead carp, Aristichthys nobilis Rich. reared in floating cages in Laguna de Bay. Philippine Scientist, 26:21-28

Fermin, A.C. and Recometa, R.D..1988. Larval rearing of bighead carp, Aristichthys nobilis using different types of feed and their combinations. Aquaculture & Fisheries Management, 19:283-290.

Fermin, A.C. 1988. Broodstock development and management and seed production of carp and tilapia. pp211-230. In: J.V.Juario and L.V. Benitez (Eds.) Perspectives in Aquaculture Development in Southeast Asia and Japan. Aquaculture Department, SEAFDEC, Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines.



Mr. ARMANDO Fermin
joined January 18, 2010