Saturday , 15 December 2018

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New agreement with the private sector

SEAFDEC/AQD signed an agreement with Hong Kong-based Kiko Technology for a test trial of their new product called Tritan (designed to improve water quality). The signing was held on 16 January at AQD’s main station in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines.

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2012 malacological convention

The Malacological Society of the Philippines Inc and SEAFDEC/AQD co-organized the 6th National Malacological Convention and training in the collection and identification of coastal mollusks in the Philippines. This was held 15-19 December 2012 at FishWorld, AQD’s museum/visitor center in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines.

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AQD gives update on freshwater prawn

SEAFDEC/AQD scientist Dr. Ma. Lourdes Aralar was invited by the Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) - Bontoc Campus to be a plenary speaker in the First international giant freshwater prawn congress held 9-11 January in Southern Leyte, Philippines.

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SAIR recognized as Outstanding Library Program

SEAFDEC/AQD Institutional Repository (SAIR) was given the 2012 Outstanding Library Program award by the Philippine Association of Academic and Research Librarians Inc (PAARL). SAIR is the official digital repository of scholarly and research information of the department; this is to enable the effective dissemination of AQD publications for its stakeholders. View SAIR here http://repository.seafdec.org.ph/

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AQD and ASLP to organize library workshop

The Association of Special Libraries of the Philippines (ASLP) in partnership with SEAFDEC/AQD will hold a seminar/training-workshop on 15 to 17 May 2013 entitled “Organize IT Digitally, Open-Source Tools for your Library (Training on the use of Koha, DSpace and Greenstone Digital Library)”. For more information, please email aslpboard@yahoo.com and library@seafdec.org.ph.

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AQD welcomes intern and student vets

The new year brings new learners to SEAFDEC/AQD. The first is Mr. Benny Lim, a college student from Brunei Darussalam studying in Winchester, United Kingdom  and 12 graduating students from the School of Veterinary Medicine of Aklan State University (ASU).

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Mail from a Cambodian trainee

Addressed to scientist-trainors Dr. EG de Jesus-Ayson, Dr. RM Coloso and Dr. MR Catacutan on the AQD course conducted 3-7 December, a trainee from Cambodia express his gratitude to AQD by sending a message through e-mail.

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AQD presents its programs at the 35th PCM

Over 50 participants gathered in ChiangMai, Thailand from 26 to 30 November for the 35th Meeting of the Program Committee (PCM) of SEAFDEC and the 15th Meeting of the Fisheries Consultative Group/ASEAN-SEAFDEC Strategic Partnership (FCG-ASSP).

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AQD hosts demo-workshop on library software

AQD hosted the “Demo-workshop on the KOHA integrated library system” held 10-11 December in Tigbauan, Iloilo. The 34 participants were from public secondary schools and libraries in Western Visayas; and the resource persons from the National Library of the Philippines. Topics included software modules on cataloguing, readers’ services, field service scheduling software, serials management, acquisitions and library administration. The demo-workshop was funded by the National Commission for Culture & the Arts (National Committee on Libraries & Information Services) and organized by the Philippine Librarians Association Inc (Region VI Council).

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International seminar on stock enhancement

SEAFDEC/AQD and the Government of Japan Trust Fund (GOJ-TF) conducted the “International seminar on environment - friendly aquaculture and stock enhancement in Southeast Asia” on 3 December at AQD’s main station in Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines.

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Aquaculture for communities

Seven participants from Cambodia (1), Malaysia (1), Thailand (1), Vietnam (1), India (1), and the Philippines (2) completed SEAFDEC/AQD’s training course on “Community-based freshwater aquaculture for remote rural areas of Southeast Asia” that was held 26 November - 5 December at AQD’s station in Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines.

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LGU Misamis Oriental visits

On 28 - 29 November, six officials from the local government unit (LGU) of Misamis Oriental toured SEAFDEC/AQD’s hatcheries and visited AQD’s station in Dumangas, Iloilo, Philippines. They also went to a mud crab fattening farm in Roxas City, Capiz.

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AQD co-organizes biotech forum

Disseminating the benefits of biotechnology and mobilizing advocates were the main focus of the Scientific forum on biotechnology for communicators held 15 November at Iloilo City, Philippines.

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