By Development Communication Section
SEAFDEC/AQD staff attended the National Science and Technology Week held July 24-28, 2015 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Technonology verification and demonstration head Dr. Fe Dolores Estepa, Training and information head Dr. Ma. Junemie Hazel Ramos, Scientists Dr. Emilia Quinitio, and Dr. Rolando Pakingking Jr. gave presentations on nursery rearing of mud crab, oyster industry in the Philippines, soft-shell crab production and sanitary quality of oyster, respectively.
Bearing the theme “Strategic Industry Program for Agricultural Growth (SIPAG) ni Juan,” the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) exhibit highlighted how science and technology (S&T) is infused in agri-aqua-natural resource commodities to improve productivity, product quality, and profitability and thus raise the living standards of farmers, fishermen, and other stakeholders.
The exhibit featured the following commodities: banana, mud crabs, oysters, abaca, Halal goat, and the plant growth promoter processed from seaweed or crab/shrimp shells.
Also featured is a video of Benham Rise, declared as part of the Philippine Extended Continental Shelf and now under the PCAARRD-funded program Exploration, Mapping and Assessment of Deep Water Areas. Backed by researchers, scientists and seasoned dive specialists from different universities, the program seeks further exploration of resources available in the territory.
The 5-day event was open to all Science & Technology enthusiasts, students, academicians, researchers, inventors, innovators, professionals and the general public.