Friday , 16 November 2018

AQUATECH opens a new window of opportunity for SEAFDEC/AQD

By Development Communication Section

(L-R) SEAFDEC/AQD scientists Dr. Ma. Lourdes Aralar, Dr. Nerissa Salayo and Dr. Maria Rowena Eguia during their talk at AQUATECH 2015
(L-R) SEAFDEC/AQD scientists Dr. Ma. Lourdes Aralar, Dr. Nerissa Salayo and Dr. Maria Rowena Eguia during their talk at AQUATECH 2015

The 6th Aquaculture Expo and Convention (AQUATECH 2015) is one of the venues where SEAFDEC/AQD increases its visibility to the public.  It was through AQUATECH 2015 that Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, knew about SEAFDEC/AQD.  She was very interested on SEAFDEC/AQD’s training programs and publications; and even bought most of the publications on sale.

SEAFDEC/AQD scientists Dr. Ma. Lourdes Aralar and Dr. Nerissa Salayo were also given an opportunity to discuss with Senator Villar some issues on fisheries and aquaculture and invited her to join SEAFDEC/AQD’s anniversary activities.

AQUATECH was also a good venue for SEAFDEC/AQD scientists to share their knowledge and expertise. Dr. Aralar, Dr. Salayo, and Dr. Maria Rowena Eguia talked on “Emerging Species: Giant Freshwater Prawn,” “Abalone Stock Enhancement: an Emerging Export Commodity and Economically-viable Production Technique,” and “Addressing Challenges in Sustainable Fish Production through Aquaculture Genetics,” respectively.

SEAFDEC/AQD was also able to disseminate its science-based aquaculture technologies and services to about 130 guests who visited its booth.

AQUATECH was held at Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay City, Philippines on 28-29 May 2015.

Senator Cynthia Villar visits SEAFDEC/AQD booth
Senator Cynthia Villar visits SEAFDEC/AQD booth
Senator Villar (leftmost) with Dr. Aralar and Dr. Salayo (4th-5th from left) and other participants of AQUATECH 2015
Senator Villar (leftmost) with Dr. Aralar and Dr. Salayo (4th-5th from left) and other participants of AQUATECH 2015
SEAFDEC/AQD participant Ms. Jocelyn Ladja flanked by Dr. Aralar and Dr. Salayo

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