ASEAN delegates visit SEAFDEC/AQD

by Development Communication Section

SEAFDEC/AQD Acting Chief & Deputy Chief Dr. Chihaya Nakayasu and Training and Information Head Dr. Ma. Junemie Hazel Lebata-Ramos welcome the ASEAN delegates at FishWorld

Even the rainy weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the delegates attending the 17th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council Meeting and the 22nd Senior Officials Committee for the ASCC Meeting as they trooped to SEAFDEC/AQD Tigbauan Main Station on 9 March 2017.

The delegates were ushered to the informative exhibits featuring aquaculture commodities and the research and information dissemination activities of SEAFDEC/AQD. They also visited the Integrated Fish Broodstock and Hatchery Complex and FishWorld. To make the delegates’ visit more gratifying, they were served Ilonggo native delicacies.

Iloilo City hosted the two meetings led by the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development. The tour was part of the March 6-9 ASCC meetings that aimed to contribute in realizing an ASEAN community that is people-oriented and socially responsible.

The ASEAN was established to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region. Its member countries include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

SEAFDEC/AQD Senior Technician Ms. Bernardita Eullaran orients the delegates about the 35-year-old milkfish broodstock at the Integrated Fish Broodstock and Hatchery Complex

 

SEAFDEC/AQD Researcher Dr. Shelah Mae Buen- Ursua explains to the delegates about the seahorse stock enhancement project

 

Philippine Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo was briefed about abalone by SEAFDEC/AQD Research Assistant Ms. Mary Dianne Grace Arnaldo

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