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Academia Journal of Biotechnology 6(1): 012-015, January 2018
DOI: 10.15413/ajb.2017.0225
ISSN: 2315-7747
2018 Academia Publishing


Mangrove clams Anodontia edentula in the coastal areas of Danao City and Carmen, Cebu, Philippines: Gender roles

Accepted 21st June, 2017
Aquilino M. Enriquez, Corazon P. Macachor and Christeodoflor A. Ramos

Cebu Technological University, Cebu, Philippines.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: cora_macachor@yahoo.com.

The quality of fresh mangrove clams, Anodontia edentula, locally known as “imbao” based on sizes and bacterial analysis was conducted in the coastal areas of Danao City and Luyang, Carmen, Cebu, as research sites. The body-length frequency measurement and body-weight in catch per unit of effort of mangrove clams was assessed from September, 2012 to February, 2013. The sampling was done every other sunday until ten (10) samplings were conducted. The socio-economic profile of shell gatherers and gender roles from the two research sites were likewise investigated. The body-length frequency measurements of mangrove clams from the two research sites was 5.0 to 5.5 cm with negative detection of Echerichia coli samples taken from Danao coastal areas and its body-length of 4.0 cm were also gathered by the gleaners of Carmen coastal areas with positive detection of E. coli. The body-weight in terms of catch per unit of effort (kg/h) were analyzed and found to be significantly abundant in the two research sites based on t-test at 5% level of significance. The shell gleaners were mostly women who belong to the below poverty-lined community and depended on fishing as means of livelihood with gross income ranging from PhP3,500 to 5,000.00. Hence, livelihood intervention should be extended to this group to alleviate its income.

Keywords: Mangrove clams, body length, body-weight, assessment.


This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article as:
Enriquez AM, Corazon PM, Ramos CA (2018). Mangrove clams Anodontia edentula in the coastal areas of Danao City and Carmen, Cebu, Philippines: Gender roles. Acad. J. Biotechnol. 6(1): 012-015.

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