SEAFDEC/AQD library goes to Rome

By Development Communication Section

AQD’s senior information assistants Mr. Superio and Mr. Alayon at the IAMSLIC annual conference in Rome
AQD’s senior information assistants Mr. Superio and Mr. Alayon at the IAMSLIC annual conference in Rome

SEAFDEC/AQD’s library senior information assistants Mr. Stephen Alayon and Mr. Daryl Superio presented the findings of their research at the 41st International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) Annual Conference and 16th EURASLIC Biennial Meeting in Rome, Italy from 7 to 11 September 2015.

Mr. Alayon presented his research entitled “Aquatic and Marine Information Sources and Dissemination Programs in Asia.” His study presents the current status of information sources and dissemination programs available in Asia. He conducted an inventory of information sources & networks, libraries & information centers, institutional repositories and other programs.

Mr. Superio’s study is entitled “Responsible Aquaculturists: a Survey on the Information Seeking Behavior of Milkfish Farmers in Zarraga and Leganes; Iloilo, Philippines” which aims to gather baseline data regarding the awareness of milkfish farmers about the selected sections of the [Philippines] Code of Practice for Aquaculture. The results showed that fish farmers of the said locality are somewhat, if not totally, unaware of the said codes. Fish farmers’ ignorance about the Code suggests that either the concerned agencies are doing poor information dissemination activities or are not using the proper or preferred medium for communication.

The theme of the conference is “Blue Growth: Motivating Innovations in Aquatic Information Management.” The conference created the best venue for discussion and exchange of knowledge & information on various topics on fisheries and aquatic information management.

The conference was hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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