Sustainable aquaculture research at 11th AFAF in Bangkok, Thailand

By Development Communication Section

SEAFDEC/AQD’s research works towards sustainable aquaculture were presented during the ASEAN Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference and Exposition & 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (AFAF) hosted by Thailand’s Department of Fisheries (DOF) last 3-7 August 2016 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre.

SEAFDEC/AQD Scientists Dr. Rolando Pakingking (Development of vaccination regiments against viral diseases in marine fish and crustaceans) and Dr. Mae Catacutan (Use of alternative ingredients as replacement for fish meal in feeds for commercially important aquaculture species in the Philippines) and Researcher Ms. Sheryl Avanceña (Reproductive performance of wild and captive Penaeus indicus and growth of offspring) presented during the parallel sessions for feed & nutrition and genetics & health. SEAFDEC/AQD Technical Assistant Ms. Jee Grace Suyo presented her study ‘Gender, resource use and coastal management: The case of sea cucumber ranching in Pandaraonan, Guimaras’ during the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries, a special symposium of the 11th AFAF.

Aside from sustainable aquaculture, the topics included fisheries education, training, governance, climate change, post-harvest technology and food safety.

AFAF, together with its partners*, have been providing an international platform for distinguished scientists from all over the world to discuss the issues pertaining to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific Region.

*The 11th AFAF was headed by DOF in collaboration with the Asian Fisheries Society, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for the Asia and the Pacific, GLOBEFISH, INFOFISH, the Network of Aquaculture Centres in the Asia-Pacific, and the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC).
(Clockwise from top left) Dr. MR Catacutan, Dr. RV Pakingking, Ms. JG Suyo and Ms. SS Avanceña during the sessions in Bangkok, Thailand
(Clockwise from top left) Dr. MR Catacutan, Dr. RV Pakingking, Ms. JG Suyo and Ms. SS Avanceña during the sessions in Bangkok, Thailand

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