By Development Communication Section
New publications, including two proceedings, an extension manual and seven brochures were launched and distributed to stakeholder representatives on July 7, 2017 as part of the 44th SEAFDEC/AQD anniversary activities.
Representatives from the academe, NGOs, government, and the fisheries industry received a complete set of publications that were released during the Book Launching held at the SEAFDEC/AQD Multi-Purpose Hall in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines.
Publications include “Addressing AHPND and other transboundary diseases for improved aquatic animal health in Southeast Asia,” introduced by lead editor, Dr. Rolando Pakinging, Jr. The publication presents the outputs of the ASEAN Regional Technical Consultation on EMS/AHPND and other Transboundary Diseases held in February 2016.
Another publication, “Philippines: In the forefront of the mud crab industry development,” was presented by lead editor, Dr. Emilia Quinitio. The book is the proceedings of the 1st National Mud Crab Congress held in November 2015.
An aquaculture extension manual, “Diseases of juvenile and adult mud crab Scylla spp. in the Philippines,” was also launched by lead author Dr. Eleonor Tendencia. The manual was produced in collaboration with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development.
Brochures on the culture of abalone, catfish, tilapia, seaweeds, mangrove crab, and larval food were also presented along with a brochure on SEAFDEC/AQD’s Community-Based Resource Enhancement project in Molocaboc Island.
During the event, publications which can now be freely downloaded from the SEAFDEC/AQD Institutional Repository (repository.seafdec.org.ph) were also presented. These include, “Giant clam hatchery, ocean nursery and stock enhancement,” “Pag-aalaga ng tilapia,” “Pagpapaanak ng tilapia,” and “Recent developments in the genetic improvement of the giant freshwater prawn.”