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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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Meet the new AQD Chief: Dr. Felix Ayson

Dr. Felix Ayson started his two-year term as the new AQD Chief on 29 June when the SEAFDEC Council unanimously approved his nomination to the post. With the new leadership, the AQD community is looking forward to better serve the needs of industry stakeholders in Southeast Asia.

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