By Development Communication Section
SEAFDEC/AQD’s research works towards sustainable aquaculture were presented during the ASEAN Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference and Exposition & 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (AFAF) hosted by Thailand’s Department of Fisheries (DOF) last 3-7 August 2016 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre.
SEAFDEC/AQD Scientists Dr. Rolando Pakingking (Development of vaccination regiments against viral diseases in marine fish and crustaceans) and Dr. Mae Catacutan (Use of alternative ingredients as replacement for fish meal in feeds for commercially important aquaculture species in the Philippines) and Researcher Ms. Sheryl Avanceña (Reproductive performance of wild and captive Penaeus indicus and growth of offspring) presented during the parallel sessions for feed & nutrition and genetics & health. SEAFDEC/AQD Technical Assistant Ms. Jee Grace Suyo presented her study ‘Gender, resource use and coastal management: The case of sea cucumber ranching in Pandaraonan, Guimaras’ during the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries, a special symposium of the 11th AFAF.
Aside from sustainable aquaculture, the topics included fisheries education, training, governance, climate change, post-harvest technology and food safety.
AFAF, together with its partners*, have been providing an international platform for distinguished scientists from all over the world to discuss the issues pertaining to sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Asia-Pacific Region.