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Labeled as a high value export niche for the country, the continuous demand for P. monodon requires an increasing supply of the shrimp. The aquaculture sectors have provided measures and techniques in shrimp farming and rearing processes to improve the production of stocks. The Philippines was a top marine product exporter in the previous decades, reaching its peak in 1992 with earnings of approximately 300 million USD (FAO 2005). However, despite the high earnings and production of P. monodon in the previous decades, there was a significant decrease in its production in the country starting in the mid-1990s, which posed a threat to the shrimp industry. Pathogenic diseases have been known to be the major cause of the decrease in shrimp production, effecting a huge economic loss.

{Photographs courtesy of J.M.R. Pereda, Institute of Arts and Sciences, Biology Department, Far Eastern University Manila}

{Photographs courtesy of the Office of Public Relations - UPLB}

Philippine Agricultural Scientist (ISSN 0031-7454)

An international journal of tropical agriculture and related sciences, is published quarterly by the College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 4031 College, Laguna, Philippines.


"Oblation" the concrete statue that symbolizes the University of the Philippines; Created by the National Artist Guillermo Tolentino

INFORMATION for Contributors

Contributors are welcome to submit a technical paper for publication in any issue of this journal on a subject of their expertise and experience in research and development in the broad field of agriculture.

Articles may be papers and notes on original fundamental or applied research and, to a limited extent, critical research reviews, professorial chair lectures or book reviews on tropical agricultural science and related areas including environmental science, food science, engineering, biotechnology, economics, extension, rural sociology, development communication, agroforestry and silviculture, and marine and fishery sciences.

All papers submitted for publication undergo double-blind peer review. The section editor and, finally, the editor-in-chief then add their comments. The reviewers for a volume of the journal are published in the last issue of the volume.

Information for contributors are published in the last issue of every volume and may be accessed through this website.

Information for Contributors


The journal follows the guidelines of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers (2006), 7th ed., Council of Science Editors and the Rockefeller University Press.


Ten offprints of the journal will be supplied free of charge. Offprints in lots of 10 and copies of the issue can be ordered.


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Articles maybe papers and notes on original fundamental or applied research and, to a limited extent, critical research reviews, professional chair lectures or book reviews on the following:

Tropical Agricultural Science

Environmental Science

Food Science