By Development Communication Section
SEAFDEC/AQD Chief Dr. Felix Ayson and more than 20 senior and junior SEAFDEC/AQD staff participated in the 10th National Shrimp Congress, with the theme “Maximizing the Benefits of Shrimp Culture for a Modern Globally Competitive Industry.” The event was held from 11 to 13 November 2015 which took place for the first time in General Santos City, the shrimp production hub in Mindanao.
This year’s Congress was geared towards regaining the Philippines’ position in shrimp export, hence; topics during technical sessions focused on updates/recent developments in aquaculture production, health management, feeding management, marketing and policies.
The event also had an exhibit where SEAFDEC/AQD was able to showcase its aquaculture technologies and reach more aquaculture stakeholders in the Mindanao area. About 100 participants and guests visited SEAFDEC/AQD’s booth.
The 10th National Shrimp Congress was organized by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Philippine Shrimp Industry Inc., and SARGEN Stakeholders’ Association. Other institutions which supported this conference were Department of Science and Technology Region XII, SEAFDEC/AQD, Provincial Governor’s Office of Sarangani, Congressional District of Sarangani, Department of Trade and Industry Region XII, and the Department of Tourism Region XII.